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Welcome to Hutch Tech’s Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) reporting site. Please feel confident that each report submitted will receive the attention it deserves by the entire Hutch Tech Administrative team. We take BULLYING and its demoralizing effects on our students’ seriously.

This site was constructed by school personnel in the hopes of providing an avenue for students and their families to make school administration aware of any acts of bullying that take place on school grounds and/or during school sanctioned events.

The Dignity For All Students Act was passed by the New York State Legislature on September 13, 2010 and required that the act be fully implemented by each district by July 1, 2013. The law required that school districts and their buildings provide each student with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidations, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus, and/or at a school function. At Hutch Tech, we are committed to the principles and objectives outlined in this law.

What is bullying? As defined by the Dignity For All Students Act, bullying is an “unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time”. It goes without question that students who feel unsafe and/or uncomfortable while at school are more likely to find it difficult to learn, feel isolated from the school community, and fail to reach their academic potential. It is for this very reason that we have created this site to help eliminate bully like behavior in our school.


Examples of bullying include, but not limited to:

To report an incident, please complete the HT Bullying-Harassment Form located on the left side of this page.

REPORTING (obligation of all school personnel)


The goal is to end bullying, harassment and intimidation, prevent future incidents, ensure the safety of the student(s) targeted and obtain prompt, equitable resolution to a complaint.



Appropriate consequences may range from a warning to expulsion from school. Listed below are some consequences that may be imposed.