Fort Plain Jr./Sr. School Code of Conduct
amended to include Dignity Act components
The Fort Plain Central School District Board
of Education approved the code of conduct for the Jr. /Sr. High
School on Aug. 14, with amendments that reflect the policies in the
Dignity for All Students Act that took effect on July 1.
To see a PDF of the code of conduct,
The law seeks to provide the state’s public
elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive
environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting,
harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at
a school function.
Under the law, it is now mandatory for staff
to report all incidents of bullying. It also requires training
programs to help teachers and administrators learn how to deal with
bullying once it is reported.
Dignity Act coordinators from Fort Plain
attended training on Aug. 7 and received guidance on how simplify
the implementation process.
“Like many districts, we take bullying very
seriously, and receiving the right training and amending our codes
of conduct were very important to us,” said Superintendent Douglas
Dignity Act coordinators in Fort Plain are:
Harry Hoag Elementary School is continuing to
work on revisions to its code of conduct.