Dignity for All Students Act/Bullying Prevention
In the Webster Central School District, incidents of discrimination/harassment are taken very seriously and are not tolerated. It is important to work with your school teams initially, including teachers, counselors, administrators, etc. to ensure that they are aware of the concern and are able to address, without delay, situations related to discrimination and/or harassment.
The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) (§§10-18 of Education Law) defines harassment as the creation of a hostile environment by conduct or by verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that has or would have the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being; or conduct, verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety. The harassing behavior may be based on any characteristic, including but not limited to a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender (including gender identity and expression).
There are trained DASA coordinators in each of our schools. If you need more information, please contact the coordinator associated with your child's school:
Webster Schroeder High School - Jacqueline Goodwine, assistant principal, 670-5000
Webster Thomas High School - Jeremy McBride, assistant principal, 670-0803
Willink Middle School - Jason Simoni, assistant principal, 670-1039
Spry Middle School - Matt Mietelski, assistant principal, 265-6500
DeWitt Elementary School - Rob DeRose, assistant principal, 671-0710
Klem Road North Elementary School - Sarah Welsh, assistant principal, 872-1220
Klem Road South Elementary School - Stephen MacAdam, assistant principal, 872-1320
Plank Road North Elementary School - Heather Balsamo, assistant principal, 670-4008
Plank Road South Elementary School - Jennifer Sullivan, principal, 671-3190
Schlegel Road Elementary School - Kate Helsa, interim assistant principal, 265-2500
State Road Elementary School - Lucia Kaempffe, assistant principal, 872-4200