Dignity for All Students Act

Dignity for All Students (DASA)

The Jamestown School District is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment free from harassment, bullying or discrimination.  We take very seriously our responsibility under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), which states:

“No student shall be subjected to harassment or bullying by employees or students on school property or at a school function; nor shall any student be subjected to discrimination based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.” (State Education Laws of 2010, Effective: July 1, 2012)

We encourage the involvement of staff, students, parents and community members in our effort to maintain a safe and supportive school climate where all students can learn and focus in a respectful, welcoming, considerate, and caring environment.

Reporting Incidents of Bullying, Harassment, or Discrimination:

If you believe that a student has been the target of harassment, bullying–including cyberbullying–or discrimination, please use the DASA Reporting Form (electronic and printable forms are available at the bottom of this page) to report all allegations.

You may use the links below to complete this form online, and it will automatically be directed to the Dignity Act Coordinator at the selected school.  Or, you can print a copy of the form and return it to the school office.  A school administrator will review and respond to each incident in the context of the student Code of Conduct.
  • All complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. Anonymous reports may limit the school’s ability to gather sufficient information necessary to respond to the complaint.
  • False reporting of incidents may result in disciplinary consequences.
  • Any reports made during summer months will be addressed as the school administrator is available.

Click on a school to submit an on-line DASA Report directly to the school administrator:

Click on link below to access a printable (PDF) version of the DASA Reporting Form:

You may also contact the school DASA Coordinator directly:

  • Jamestown High School – Michael McElrath, 483-4216
  • Jefferson Middle School – Chad Bongiovanni, 483-4411
  • Persell Middle School – Philip Cammarata, 483-4406
  • Washington Middle School – Melissa Emerson, 483-4413
  • Bush Elementary School – Daniel Bracey, 483-4401
  • Fletcher Elementary School – Maria DeJoy, 483-4404
  • Lincoln Elementary School – Kathleen Russo, 483-4412
  • Love Elementary School – Renee Hartling, 483-4405
  • Ring Elementary School – Connie Foster, 483-4407