Announcements

  • Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting

    There will be a Building & Grounds Committee Meeting at the Falls School, PD Room, on Thursday, February 22nd at 5:00 p.m.

    Mahopac Central School District
  • Curriculum Committee Meeting

    There will be a Curriculum Committee Meeting at the Falls School, PD Room, on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.

    Mahopac Central School District
  • Board of Education meeting at the Falls School Auditorium on Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 p.m.

    There will be a Board of Education meeting at the Falls School Auditorium on Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 p.m. A reception for Dr. Dennis Creedon will be held shortly after the meeting. 

    Mahopac Central School District
  • PNW BOCES Tech Center Summer Camp Registration Open

    Please click on the attached flyer for more information about PNW BOCES' Summer Camp at the Tech Center for students ages 12-15. 

    Mahopac Central School District
  • Board of Education Work Session

    There will be a Board of Education Work Session at the District Office on Monday, February 12th at 7:30 p.m.

    Mahopac Central School District
  • Finance Committee Meeting

    There will be a Finance Committee Meeting on Friday, February 9th at the District Office at 7:00 p.m.

    Mahopac Central School District
  • Human Resource Committee Meeting

    There will be a Human Resource Committee Meeting on Thursday, February 8th, at the District Office at 4:00 p.m.

    Mahopac Central School District
  • Transportation Committee Meeting February 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

    There will be a Transportation Committee Meeting at the Falls Building, in the Professional Development Room on Tuesday, February 6th at 7:30 p.m.

    Mahopac Central School District
  • Technology Committee Meeting

    There will be a Technology Committee Meeting on February 1, 2018 at Lakeview Elementary School, Room 225, at 7:00 p.m.

    Mahopac Central School District
  • Policy Committee Meeting

    There will be a Policy Committee Meeting at the District Office on February 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

    Mahopac Central School District

Dignity Act Coordiators

Dignity for Students Act (DASA)

New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012. Amendments to the act are effective as of July 1, 2013 .

The original legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 – Dignity for All Students.  The Dignity Act also amended Section 801-a of New York State Education Law regarding instruction in civility, citizenship, and character education by expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include: an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes. The Dignity Act further amended Section 2801 of the Education Law by requiring Boards of Education to include language addressing The Dignity Act in their codes of conduct.

Under DASA, no student shall be subjected to harassment by employees or students on school property or at any school function; nor shall any student be subject to discrimination based on a person's actual or perceived:​

  • Race
  • Color
  • Weight
  • National Origin
  • Ethnic Group
  • Religion
  • Religious Practice
  • Disability
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender/Sex                

 


What to do if you see or feel you or anyone else is being bullied, harassed or discriminated against.  

Dont be a Bystander- Be an Ally - If you see something, say something. Say something to support the victim and notify an adult who can assist.

Make a formal complaint to your Dignity Act Coordinator, Guidance Counselor or School Administrator. They will either take your verbal complaint or assist you in filing a complaint.

Dignity Act Coordinators

One or more  employees in every school building has been designated as a Dignity Act Coordinator and trained in methods to respond to human relations in the areas of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practices, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.


More Information

You can visit the New York State Education Department website or contact your child's principal for more information