Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) If you see something, SAY something!


The Indian River Central School District's Board of Education, administration, and staff members are each committed to providing a safe and orderly school environment where students may receive and district personnel may deliver quality educational services without disruption or interference. Responsible behavior by students, teachers, other district personnel, parents, and visitors is essential to achieving this goal.


What is DASA?

The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) is a New York State law effective July 1, 2012. It is designed to provide a learning environment free of discrimination and harassment. Bullying behaviors may be a larger problem of discrimination and harassment. DASA works to help prevent discrimination and harassment through civility, citizenship, and character education.




What does it all mean?

Bullying: A form of harassment that consists of inappropriate persistent behavior that is done indirectly, remotely, or face-to-face.

Cyber-Bullying: A form of bullying that is done through electronic communication (i.e. the Internet, cell phones, Facebook, etc.)

Discrimination: The denial of rights because of a group, class, or category to which a person belongs.

Harassment: The creation of a hostile environment by conduct or verbal threats, intimidation, or abuse that interferes with a student's educational performance.


What Can I do?

If you see something, SAY something!

  • Speak to an adult immediately.
  • Be supportive if a friend tells you they are being treated unfairly.
  • If you see someone being treated unfairly, speak up and speak out.


DASA Information & Reporting

For specific information regarding DASA in your child's building, please use the links located below.




Student Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct defines the expectations for acceptable conduct and identifies possible consequences of unacceptable conduct.

The Code of Conduct was updated and adopted by the Board of Education on August 16, 2018. Revisions to the Code of Conduct focused on updated definitions and provisions of the Dignity for All Students Act, dealing with cyberbullying. The goal of the Dignity Act is to create a safe and supportive school climate where all students can learn and focus, free of discrimination and harassment.

The District Dignity Act Coordinator is Mr. Troy Decker, Assistant Superintendent - troydecker@ircsd.org. The District’s Title IX Officer, Dr. Donna Kennedy, may also be contacted to make a report or complaint at (315) 642-3441.

A review of the Code of Conduct will take place with all students at their respective schools at the beginning of the school year.

A complete copy of the Code of Conduct, Board of Education policy, and regulation 0115 Student Harassment and Bullying Prevention and Intervention and the harassment and/or bullying complaint form can be found as related documents below.



Indian River High School: 32925 US Route 11, Philadelphia, NY 13673 | Phone 315-642-3427 | Fax 315-642-5658
Indian River Middle School: 32735A County Route 29, Philadelphia, NY 13673 | Phone 315-642-0125 | Fax 315-642-0128
Indian River Intermediate School: 32430 US Route 11, Philadelphia, NY 13673 | Phone 315-642-0405 | Fax 315-642-3180
Antwerp Primary: 6 Academy Street, PO Box 10, Antwerp, NY 13608 | Phone 315-659-8386 | Fax 315-659-8944
Calcium Primary: 25440 Indian River Drive, Calcium, NY 13616 | Phone 315-629-1100 | Fax 315-629-5254
Evans Mills Primary: 8442 South Main Street, Evans Mills, NY 13637 | Phone 315-629-4331 | Fax 315-629-5257
Philadelphia Primary: 3 Sand Street, Philadelphia, NY 13673 | Phone 315-642-3432 | Fax 315-642-5650
Theresa Primary: 125 Bridge Street, Theresa, NY 13691 | Phone 315-628-4432 | Fax 315-628-5890
Transportation: 32780 U.S. Route 11, Philadelphia, NY 13673 | Phone 315-642-0331 | Fax 315-642-0621

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