Dignity for All Students Act

The New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (Dignity Act) enacted in July, 2012, and amended in July, 2013, seeks to provide 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 states that no student should be subjected to harassment or discrimination by employees or students based on their actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

The Hornell City School District strives to create a safe and supportive environment for our students by fostering civility in the schools to prevent and prohibit conduct which is inconsistent with our educational mission. The district understands that a student’s ability to learn and achieve high academic standards is compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment, and that every person deserve an environment free of discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying. The full HCSD Board Policy regarding the Dignity Act can be found here and general information about the Dignity Act is available on the NYSED website.

To share a concern or report an incident, please call or email one of the following administrators. For incidents at the Hornell High School or involving staff or students in the Hornell High School, this Notice of Concern form can be completed and submitted to the High School main office.

North Hornell Elementary School Principal Kate Wall (607) 324-0014
Hornell Intermediate School Principal Julie Smith (607) 324-1304
Hornell Intermediate School Dean of Students Eileen Marino (607) 324-1304
Hornell High School Principal Morgan Allison (607) 324-1303

Additional questions or concerns related to the Dignity Act can be directed to the DASA district coordinator: Dr. Nancy Shedlock, School Psychologist – (607) 324-1303