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DASA (Dignity for All Students Act)

All Dignity Act Coordinators are expected to:

  1. Promote a safe, orderly and stimulating school environment supporting active teaching and learning for all students regardless of actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or sex.
  2. Identify curricular resources that support infusing civility in classroom instruction and classroom management; and provide guidance to staff as to how to access and implement those resources.
  3. Be responsible for monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of the district’s bullying prevention policy.
  4. Address issues of harassment, bullying or any situation that threatens the emotional or physical health or safety of any student, school employee, or any person who is unlawfully on a school property or at a school function.
  5. The Dignity Act Coordinators for Wantagh Public Schools are as follows: 

District Wide:

● Dr. Stephanie Scolieri,Director of Human Resources

Wantagh High School:

● Paul Guzzone, Principal

● Nick Pappas, Assistant Principal

Wantagh Middle School:

● Dr. Tracy Zelenetz, School Psychologist

● Anthony Ciuffo, Principal

Wantagh Elementary School:

● Dr. Meredith Protzel, School Psychologist

● Dr. Randee Bonagura, Principal

 Forest Lake Elementary School:

● Emily Bogart, School Psychologist

● Thomas Burke, Principal

Mandalay Elementary School:

● Maria Melaganos, School Psychologist

● Marie Pisicchio, Principal