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Policies & Procedures

DASA - Dignity for All Students Act

New York state’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the state’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Coordinators

Incidents involving harassment, intimidation, or bullying of students should be reported to the appropriate building principal and assistant principal as follows:

Emergency Response Plan

Emergencies and violent incidents in school districts are critical issues that must be addressed in an expeditious and effective manner. The New York State Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) law requires school districts to develop a Districtwide School Safety Plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious violent incidents and emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of the district with local and county resources in the event of such incidents or emergencies.

The Building-Level School Emergency Response Plan is responsive to the needs of all schools within the district and is consistent with the more detailed emergency response plans required at the school building level.

FOIL Requests

Requests can be made for public access to records under the Freedom of Information Legislation (FOIL). The Application for Public Access to Records can be submitted via email, mail or in-person:

Records Access Officer Kimberly Fuller
Hermon-DeKalb Central School District
709 E De Kalb Road
De Kalb Junction, NY 13630
Phone: 315-347-3442 or 315-347-4920


The Hermon-DeKalb Central School Student/Parent Handbooks contain information that families will need for throughout the school year. It is the responsibility of each student and their parents/guardians to become familiar with the contents of the handbook. Programs, procedures and general school facts are explained in the following handbooks:

Reopening Plans

The following plans focus on the reopening of school in the Hermon-DeKalb Central School District related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

School Closings

During the wintertime, school may close when snow or poor road conditions make travel difficult or impossible. Any school closing, delays or early dismissals resulting from weather conditions (or other situations) will be communicated via ParentSquare. Learn more about ParentSquare.

You may also check your preferred local radio or television station for school closing information.