DASA Certification

  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) 6 Hour Certification Course

    This 6 hour course will provide the certification requirement as effective December 31, 2013 for all applicants to complete coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.  Orleans/Niagara BOCES is an approved provider through NYSED and will supply a Certificate of Completion after fully attending the six hour session (or two consecutive three hour sessions) at a cost of $50.00.  You may pay by cash (exact change) or by check payable to Orleans/Niagara BOCES.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Understand the components of The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA, the Dignity Act)
    • Learn reporting requirements for educators
    • Develop and enhance awareness and sensitivity to the range of experiences of the specific student populations as named in the Dignity Act
    • Understand how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior
    • Understand bullying, harassment, and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention strategies, and how to interact with families
    • Enhance the understanding of diversity and multicultural environments
    • Examine personal biases

    To register, please visit our new DASA page.

    For assistance, feel free to contact Jennifer Talarico at 716-731-6800 ext. 3758 or jtalarico@onboces.org, or Cindy Ransom at ext. 3756. 

    Click here for a full list of approved NYS DASA providers.