Dignity For All Students (DASA)
A student’s ability to learn and to meet high academic standards, and a school's ability to educate its students is compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment including bullying, taunting, or intimidation. The Dignity Act makes it the official policy of New York State that all students in public schools have the right to an education free of discrimination and harassment.
The Dignity Act includes, but is not limited to, acts of discrimination and harassment based on a student’s race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (defined to include gender identity or expression), or sex.
The Dignity Act defines material incidents of harassment as a single incident or a series of related incidents where a student is subjected to harassment and/or discrimination by a student or school employee on school property or at a school function that creates a hostile environment by conduct, with or without physical contact and/or by verbal threats, intimidation or abuse, of such a severe or pervasive nature that:
· Has or would have the effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional and/or physical well-being; or
· Reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety.
The Clyde-Savannah Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and productive learning environment within its schools that promotes respect, dignity and equality. The Board recognizes that acts of discrimination, such as harassment, hazing and bullying, are detrimental to student learning and achievement. These behaviors interfere with the mission of the district to educate its students, and they disrupt the operation of the schools. Such behavior affects not only the students who are its targets but also those individuals who participate and witness such acts.
To this end, the Board strictly prohibits all forms of discrimination, such as harassment, hazing and bullying on school property, on school buses, and at school sponsored events and/or activities whether occurring on or off campus.
The Clyde-Savannah Central School District DASA Coordinator is Joseph DeWolf.
Elementary School DASA Contact: Joe DeWolf
Middle School DASA Contact: Melanie Cerra
High School DASA Contact: Laura Bliss
Title I Parents Right To Know
Title I Parents Right to Know
Attention Parents of Students Enrolled in Title 1 Schools of Clyde-Savannah Central School District:
In keeping with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, please be advised that you may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teacher/s and paraprofessional staff. Parents have the Right-to-Know the following information:
- Whether your child's teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
- The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
All inquiries should be directed to the Superintendent's Office on any business day.
Parents Bill Of Rights For Data Privacy & Security
In accordance with Education Law Section 2-d, the Clyde-Savannah Central School District hereby sets forth the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, which is applicable to all students and their parents/legal guardians.1. A student's personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes;2. In accordance with FERPA, Section 2-d and Board Policy 72400 Student Records: Access and Challenge, parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's education record;3. The District has the following safeguards in place to protect student data, including personally identifiable information stored or transferred by the District. a. All databases that have student information are protected by a secure password and login. These logins are monitored and kept up to date; b. Student information is only accessible by those that are deemed warranted of having the information.4. The New York State Education Department collects a number of student data elements for authorized uses. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review from the State Education Department. Websites and mailing addresses will be made public when they become available.5. Parents have the right to submit complaints about possible breaches of student data or teacher or principal APPR data.Any such complaint must be submitted, in writing, to:Michael C. Hayden Superintendent215 Glasgow St. Clyde, NY 14433315-902-3000
Website Accessibility Policy
Clyde-Savannah School District is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for all students, parents, employees and members of the community, and that is why our staff is working diligently to implement the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) level AA on the Clyde-Savannah website.
Providing equal access to all is extremely important to us, and so we welcome your assistance by providing feedback on any existing barriers you might encounter through our online presence. Your feedback will help us continue to improve our website and foster an inclusive environment. Please fill out the form submission below with your comments.