Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying and Cyberbullying reporting – Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Harassment, discrimination, bullying and cyberbullying can take many forms.  It may take the form of bullying, taunting or intimidation, and may or may not include physical contact. It generally is based upon the targeted student’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation, or the student’s associations with others.  It may be:

  • Verbal — Name-calling, teasing, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting, threatening to cause harm.
  • Social — Spreading rumors about someone, excluding others on purpose, telling other children not to be friends with someone, embarrassing someone in public.
  • Physical — Hitting, punching, shoving, kicking, pinching, spitting, tripping, pushing, taking or breaking someone’s things, making mean or rude hand gestures.
  • Social Media – Using Social Media to taunt, threaten, spread rumors, embarrass.

If you have observed or become aware of an incident of discrimination, harassment and bullying, the following form should be submitted:

Questar III staff members are required to report incidents – whether directly observed or reported to them by others – to the principal.

Students are expected to report incidents of discrimination, harassment and bullying to a teacher, principal or other staff member.

Parents and students also may contact their Dignity Act Coordinator to report incidents. Parents and students may file a DASA Incident form with the Dignity Act Coordinator for the student’s school.  The list of Dignity Act Coordinators is below.


Questar III BOCES Dignity Act Coordinators


The principal of each Questar III BOCES school serves as their school’s Dignity Act Coordinator. A list of coordinators can be found below. Coordinators provide the State Education Department with an annual summary of all material incidents of discrimination and/or harassment which occur on school property (including on a school bus) or at a school function.

Donald R. Kline Technical School
Melissa Fox, Principal
131 Union Turnpike
Hudson, NY 12534
T: (518) 828-4157
F: (518) 828-0084


George Washington School
Danielle Remillard, Principal
344 Menemsha Lane
Troy, NY 12180
T: (518) 283-5752
F: (518) 283-5621

Marilyn A. Noonan School at Durham
Mark Nizer, Principal
4099 Rte. 145
Durham, NY 12422
T: (518) 697-5660
F: (518) 697-5661

Paul Puccio School at Maple Hill
Christopher A. Fatta, Principal
1477 S. Schodack Road
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 479-6999
F: (518) 732-7736

Pre-K Programs at
Berlin Elementary School
Ichabod Crane Primary School
Cairo-Durham Elementary School
Montgomery C. Smith, Hudson
Genet Elementary School, East Greenbush
Green Meadow Elementary School, East Greenbush
Red Mill Elementary School, East Greenbush
Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School, East Greenbush

Mike Burns, Principal
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 479-6898
F: (518) 479-6906

Questar classes at Columbia High School
Christopher A. Fatta, Principal
962 Luther Rd.
East Greenbush, NY 12061
T: (518) 273-4264
F: (518) 273-4129


Rensselaer Academy
Andrew Pemrick, Principal
25 Van Rensselaer Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144
T: (518) 396-3520
F: (518) 432-0346

Robert H. Gibson Technical School
Anthony DeFazio, Principal
35 Colleen Road
Troy, NY 12180
T: (518) 273-2264
F: (518) 273-4129

Robert H. Gibson Technical School
Regents Program
Patrick Corrigan
T: (518) 479-6966

Robin Sobol Transition Academy
Karen Brockley, Principal
80 Vandenburgh Ave.
Troy, NY 12180
T: (518) 273-4264
F: (518) 273-4129

Sackett Educational Center
Karen Brockley, Principal
200 Schuurman Road
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 479-3520
F: (518) 479-3651

STEM High School and New Visions
Kim Sparkman, Principal
80 Vandenburgh Ave.
Troy, NY 12180
T: (518) 629-7600
F: (518) 629-4102

Tech Valley High School
Dr. Amy W. Hawrylchak, Principal
246 Tricentennial Drive
Albany NY 12203
T: (518) 862-4960
F: (518) 437-8677

Virtual Learning Academy
Christine Wilmart, Administrator
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton, NY 12033
T: (518) 479-6869
F: (518) 479-6906


New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (Dignity Act) seeks to provide school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying.

It is the goal of Questar III to create school environments which recognize and promote tolerance, respect for others and civility toward people of all kinds. Questar III BOCES’ Code of Conduct also prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying and cyberbullying of students by other students, employees, or others on school property or at school functions.


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