Dignity for All Students Act
Initial, oral reports may be made to ANY adult in the building. Do Not Wait!
In 2010, the New York State Legislature and Governor David Patterson approved the Dignity for All Students Act to create a learning environment free of discrimination and harassment for all students. A statewide task force developed guidelines, with each school district developing its program for implementation on July 1, 2012.
The Canandaigua City School District, long a leader in character education, has adapted many of its existing anti-bullying and character education initiatives into its mandated Dignity for All Students Act implementation plan.
The purpose is to ensure that all students attending Canandaigua schools are in a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying whether in the classroom, on school property, on a school bus and/or at a school function.
Character, Citizenship, and Civility Instruction:
At the Primary-Elementary School
Responsive Classroom -The Leader in Me - Solution-focused approach
At the Middle School
Advisory Character Lessons
Dignity for All Students Coordinators for Canandaigua schools:
Kris VanDuyne - District Coordinator - 396-3700
Michelle Reynolds - UPK - 2 Coordinator - 396-3900
Lindsay Lazenby - 3-5 Coordinator: 396-3900
Theron Chin - Middle School Coordinator: 396-3850