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 click on the date below:

    Spring 2020 Dates: 
    April 1 & 2, 2020 4-7pm
    **Must attend BOTH evenings for 6 hour certificate, please arrive at 3:45 on 4/1 if available to sign in and pay fee**

    Summer 2020 Dates: 
    Dates TBD for July & August 8:30am-3:30pm
    **Please arrive at 8:15am to sign in and pay fee**

    Location:  Orleans/Niagara BOCES East Conference Center 
    4124 Saunders Settlement Road
    Sanborn, NY 14132

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

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