• Dignity for All Students Act

    Click here for the full CiTi DASA Policy

    Non-Discrimination Notice

    The Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

    The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Roseann Bayne and Kristen Foland, compliance officers/coordinators. They can be reached by calling (315) 963-4251 or by mail at 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114.  Inquiries concerning the application of the BOCES’ non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, telephone (646) 428-3800 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (TTY).


    More Information

    How To Report:

    Awareness of bullying, harassment, discrimination, cyberbullying, intimidation, taunting, etc.

    Student on Student Behavior

    Adult on Student Behavior

    In school or school events or behaviors outside of school that cause subsequent negative issues inside the school.

    This is the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)


    All employees required to report.

    All employees required to put the report in writing.

    Link to PDF Paper Form


    Link to Virtual Google Form

    Reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment including neglect and/or sexual abuse.

    Behavior likely occurred outside of a school setting.

    Reports against someone who is a parent or guardian or legally responsible for the child’s care legally responsible for.

    These situations can be linked with Family Court.

    This is: Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

    Sometimes referred to as:

    • “Mandated Reporting”
    • “CPS” Calls

    All certificated employees are mandated to report awareness and or suspicion of issues when they are serving in their professional role.

    Mandated Reporter Hotline

    (800) 635-1522

     Voluntary/Public Hotline

    (800) 342-3720

    Mandated Reporter Guidance Pamphlet

    Reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment in an educational setting by a school employee or volunteer.

    Behavior occurred in a school setting or at a school event (bus, extracurricular, field trip)

    Reports against any school employee of volunteer

    These situations can be linked with Criminal Court.

    This is: Child Abuse in an Educational Setting

    All certificated employees are mandated to report awareness and or suspicion of issues when they are serving in their professional role. This also includes awareness of situations at other school district.

    Use this form:

    Child Abuse Educational Setting 

    Form must be handed in to the building principal

Prohibition of Retaliatory Behavior (Commonly Known as "Whistle-Blower" Protection)

  • The Board prohibits any retaliatory behavior directed against complainants, victims, witnesses, and/or any other individuals who participated in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination. Follow-up inquiries shall be made to ensure that discrimination has not resumed and that all those involved in the investigation of the discrimination complaint have not suffered retaliation.

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