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Founders Education

The Dignity Act Task Force encourages educators to creatively incorporate the principles addressed within the Dignity Act into core subjects. These principles state that all students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools have the right to attend school in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, including but not limited to, conduct, verbal threats, intimidation or abuse on school property, on a school bus, or at school-sponsored events based on a person’s actual or perceived: race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), or sex. The approval to provide DASA training which is now mandatory for all school personnel seeking certification or licensure,  was issued to St. John’s University with Dr. Gina Cicco as the NYSED approved provider. The St. John’s training has an online component which must be completed before you will be able to take the in-person workshop component. Registration can only be completed through this website. You will not be permitted to attend the in-person workshop until you have completed the online portion, provided all requested information at registration, received a passing grade on the assessment contained in the online portion, AND received a confirmation email with the date of the in-person workshop. Following the in-person workshop you will receive the certificate of completion which you will send to NYSED. The exact location for the in-person workshop will be emailed to you the week of the workshop. [FYI If you registered with the previous system you will need to retake the online test since grades are not being carried over.]

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