Mr. Thomas Nabinger

Phone: 315-785-3870

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Mr. Thomas Nabinger

Dignity for All Students Act

New York State's Dignity for all Students Act went into effect July 1, 2012.  By law, the school must have a DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) Coordinator. The Case Middle School DASA Coordinator is Tom Nabinger.  If you have questions or need to report an issue please contact him at 315-785-3870 or tnabinger@watertowncsd.org

The Dignity Act seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, and harassment (which includes bullying) on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.  The new law was designed and implemented to help foster “more nurturing environments in all schools.”  While many have dubbed the new law “the anti-bullying law”, the language in the act does not specifically address bullying; instead, it addresses harassment and discrimination which are two key components of bullying.  It is hoped that by addressing the behaviors that frequently lead to bullying, there is a greater likelihood that students will enjoy learning environments that are more conducive to increased achievement.