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Statement of Non-Discrimination

Dutchess BOCES offers employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to the following individuals. These officials will provide information, including complaint procedures to any citizen, student or employee who feels that his or her rights may have been violated by the BOCES or its officials.

Student inquiries regarding discrimination on the bases listed above may be made to Norah Merritt, and employee inquiries may be made to Cora Stempel. Inquiries may also be made to the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, (646) 428-3800, ocr.newyork@ed.gov.

Title IX Coordinator
Cora Stempel, Deputy Superintendent
Dutchess BOCES
5 BOCES Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845.486.4800 x2250
IXcoordinator@dcboces.org

 

Section 504 & DASA Coordinator
Norah Merritt, Executive Director of Human Resources
Dutchess BOCES
5 BOCES Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845.486.4800 x2278
IXcoordinator@dcboces.org

 

Click HERE for the Civil Rights Complaint Form

THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA)

The Dignity Act (Education Law §11[7]) defines harassment as the creation of a hostile environment by conduct or by verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that has or would have the effect of unreasonably or substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being.

 

Dignity for All Students Act Coordinators

Doug Damiani
845.486.8004 x5407
doug.damiani@dcboces.org

John Jeffrey
845.486.4840 x3047
john.jeffrey@dcboces.org

Mitchell Shron
845.486.8001 x4555
mitchell.shron@dcboces.org

 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Dutchess BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, creed, color, national origin, marital status or disability.

Nondiscrimination Statement [PDF format]

Who To Contact [PDF format]