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Understanding the Dignity for All Students Act provides feedback from some of the New York State's leading legal minds on what led to the passage of this important law and what the act specifically entails, as well as the overall scope of the law. These experts offer advice on overcoming the challenges associated with implementing and enforcing new polices and speculate on the future implications of this act.
The Dignity for All Students Act was signed into law by Governor Paterson on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012. The purpose of New York State's anti-bullying law was to actively address and reduce harassment in elementary and secondary schools. In order to remain in compliance and ultimately achieve that goal, there are certain guidelines and procedures schools need to follow. What are the possible repercussions of noncompliance? How are students impacted by the act? Teachers? Administrators? School districts? Boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES)? Charter schools? How should attorneys update their client strategies in light of the Dignity for All Students Act? What remains up in the air in regards to this piece of legislation?
This report offers readers an on-the-spot look at this issue as it continues to unfold.