Official Notices Relating to Maple Avenue School
Dignity For All Students Act:DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACTThe Dignity for All Students Act
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.
This 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.
Additionally, under the Dignity Act, schools will be responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination and harassment.NOTE - If you are a parent/guardian or family member of a student and wish to report a bullying incident, please contact Linda Blake, Maple Avenue School Counselor at (716) 278-9152.
The Dignity for All Students Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and became effective on July 1, 2012.
State Child Abuse Hotline
New York is requiring that each public school post the phone number for the state's child-abuse hotline in a prominent location where students can see it. The District is happy to provide this information for the safety of all children.
The statewide toll-free number is 1-800-342-3720.
Visit the Office of Children and Family Services at www.ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps
Nueva York está exigiendo que cada escuela pública publique el número de teléfono de la línea directa de abuso infantil en un lugar prominente donde los estudiantes puedan verlo. El Distrito se complace en proporcionar esta información para la seguridad de todos los niños.
El número de teléfono gratuito del estado es 1-800-342-3720.
Visite la Oficina de Servicios para Niños y Familias enwww.ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps