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  • Dignity for all Students Act

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    Students should never feel that it is not safe to come to school and participate in all school activities. They should never be prevented from concentrating on schoolwork because another student or a school staff member is teasing them, making fun of them, pushing them around, or threatening them in some way, because of race, color, weight, national origin (where a family comes from), ethnic group, religion, religious practices, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex, or for any other reason.HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION IS PROHIBITED AT SCHOOL

    A student may not act toward another student in a way that reasonably might make that other student feel threatened or unsafe, or that might reasonably make that other student unable to concentrate on their school work, because of the other student’s race, color, weight, national origin (where their family comes from), ethnic group, religion, religious practices, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex, or for any other reason. It is against school rules for any student or school staff member to do this by physical actions or by verbal statements, including electronic messages. This kind of conduct is prohibited on school property, on school buses, and at all school-sponsored events.

    If you know of a situation that involves harassment or discrimination, please complete the complaint form and contact the appropriate dignity act coordinator(s):

    Mr. James Busco 
    Assistant Principal, High School
    315-963-8400 x 5317
    jbusco@mexico.cnyric.org

    Mr. Patrick Vrooman
    Assistant Principal, Middle School
    315-963-8400 x 4200
    pvrooman@mexico.cnyric.org

    Mr. Robert Briggs
    Principal, Mexico Elementary
    315-963-8400 x 2310
    rbriggs@mexico.cnyric.org

    Mrs. Peggy Scorzelli
    Principal, Palermo Elementary
    315-963-8400 x 1000
    mscorzel@mexico.cnyric.org

    Mr. Richard Chapman
    Principal, New Haven Elementary
    315-963-8400 x 3500
    rchapman@mexico.cnyric.org

    Mr. Jeremy Belfield
    District Dignity Act Coordinator
    315-963-8400 x 5407
    jbelfiel@mexico.cnyric.org

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