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The Dignity for All Students Act 2.0 - Islandia
Date: November 29, 2012
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Islandia Marriott Long Island
3635 Express Drive North
Islandia, NY 11749

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New York State School Boards Association

The Dignity for All Students Act 2.0

A Policy Workshop

The Status of the Law and Policy Implications of the Amended Dignity Act

 

Join us for this interactive policy workshop to:

  • Understand the school district's obligations under the current and amended law and regulations.
  • Hear the perspective of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) on the law's implementation.
  • Understand the specifics of how boards can comply with those obligations through policy.
Dates & Locations
November 8 - Rochester November 15 - Latham November 29 - Islandia (Rescheduled from November 16)
Marriott Rochester Airport
1890 Ridge Road West
Rochester, NY 14615
585-225-6880
www.rochestermarriotthotels.com
NYSSBA Headquarters
24 Century Hill Drive, Suite 200
Latham, NY 12110
518-783-0200
www.nyssba.org
Islandia Marriott Long Island
3635 Express Drive North
Islandia, NY 11749
631-232-3000
www.islandiamarriott.com
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost:
$145 for members
$290 for nonmembers

Course fee includes resource materials, breakfast, lunch and a non-refundable $50 administrative fee. Cancellations will not be refunded after the pre-registration/cancellation deadline. No shows will be billed.

 

School Board U provides the skills you need to meet the ever-changing challenges of board governance and fiscal accountability with a training program designed to enhance your leadership skills.For more information, visit www.nyssba.org/schoolboardu.


Board members will earn 10 points for each day in NYSSBA's School Board U Recognition Program

Even though districts have begun the process of implementing the Dignity for All Students Act, as of July 2013, districts will be required to comply with changes to the act.

This workshop will review the current law and regulations, prepare you to implement the amended law, give you valuable insight from the perspective of one of the state's foremost advocacy groups, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), and offer you the opportunity to discuss relevant scenarios with your colleagues.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • School Board Members
  • Superintendents
  • Building Administrators
  • Dignity Act Coordinators
  • School Attorneys
  • Other district staff responsible for implementing and overseeing the various components of compliance with the Dignity Act

WHY ATTEND?

  • Get an update on the law and a status report on the commissioner's regulations.
  • Hear the perspective of the NYCLU, which has a particular interest in school district compliance with the Dignity Act, as well as preserving the free speech rights of students.
  • Discuss scenarios with colleagues to develop strategies that comply with the law and help students and staff to learn and work in a supportive school environment.
Workshop Agenda
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. The Dignity for All Students Act: The Current School Year and Looking Ahead to 2013
Even before the original law became effective on July 1, 2012, it was already amended. Learn the current status of the law and regulation, and what to anticipate for the 2013-14 school year.
PRESENTER: LINDA BAKST, Deputy Director of Policy Services, NYSSBA, and Member of the Local Policy Workgroup of the Statewide Dignity Act Task Force
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU): What Should School Districts Expect?
Hear the perspective of NYCLU on the challenges of implementing the Dignity Act and preserving student free speech rights. NYCLU has been active in the development and monitoring of the law. Gain insight into their perspective.
PRESENTER: JOHANNA MILLER, Assistant Advocacy Director, New York Civil Liberties Union
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Theory and Practice: What Does Implementation Look Like?
A series of scenarios, common examples of bullying and harassment in the school setting, will be offered. Attendees will discuss the scenarios, in light of the law and local policy, to identify effective response options.
FACILITATOR: LINDA BAKST, Deputy Director of Policy Services, NYSSBA, and Member of the Local Policy Workgroup of the Statewide Dignity Act Task Force


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