HFM BOCES offers Dignity Act coordinator training
Health-Safety-Risk Management provides three dates for
required coordinator training
BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Management Service will offer Dignity
Act coordinator training on three dates in late summer.
The three-hour trainings begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7,
Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Sept. 12 at HFM BOCES Training
Center. District coordinators required by the new "Dignity Act"
may select one date from the three options to complete their
There is no charge for HSRM participating districts, and class
sizes are limited to 30 participants. Participating district
staff may register through the HSRM Portal at
New York State's Dignity for All Students Act goes into effect
on July 1, 2012 and protects students in New York public schools
from harassment, discrimination and bullying by other students
or school employees.
The law provides that "no student shall be subjected to
discrimination based on his or her actual or perceived race,
color, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious
practice, disability, weight, sexual orientation, sexual
identity, or sex." The new legislation requires school districts
to appoint a staff member who is trained to handle human
relations issues to coordinate the implementation of the law.