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Code of Conduct

The District implemented an updated Code of Conduct, Character and Support for the 2022-2023 school year. This revised document was developed with input from students, staff, administrators and community members through lengthy committee discussions. The Code highlights Fairport’s commitments to restorative practices and creating a welcoming, safe, and affirming environment for all.

In order to meet the standards of excellence that are a hallmark of a Fairport education, the District requires a Code of Conduct with clear expectations that encompasses the spirit of the Board of Education’s vision and mission. Partners in Restorative Initiatives and the Children’s Institute assisted with the development and creation of this document in 2022-2023.

Opportunities for training and professional development are part of the 2024-2025 update to the Code of Conduct, Character and Support, which you can find here.

Dignity Act Coordinator

Each school administrator will work as a partner with the Dignity Act Coordinator and Deputy Superintendent for School Improvement and Community Engagement Tanya Wilson-Thevanesan, Ed.D. ( to promote a safe and supportive school, including a positive school climate.

Blue Sheet - Extracurricular Eligibility Standards

The Fairport Board of Education believes that extracurricular involvement is an integral part of a student’s total educational program, as it forms a connection between the student and the school community and nurtures each student’s special interests and abilities. Participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege and carries with it responsibilities to self, school and community.

Extracurricular participation is defined as involvement in any non-credit bearing, school-sponsored organization or activity, including class organizations, clubs, and athletic teams. 

The Eligibility Standards and Rules will cover four areas: Academic Performance, Chemical Use/Abuse, Student Behavior, and School Attendance.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Our district’s DASA coordinators for each building are listed above.

For more information, view the files at the bottom of this page

In 2010, NYS leaders approved the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) to help ensure that schools have the tools and resources to afford all students an educational environment in which they can thrive. The statewide task force developed guidelines, with each school district developing its program for implementation on July 1, 2012.

Fairport began the process with the creation of its DASA Task Force comprised of teachers, support staff, parents, students, and administrators.

The focus is on ensuring that all students attending Fairport schools are in a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying whether in the classroom, on school property, on a school bus and/or at a school function.

  • Q: Who’s protected under the Dignity Act?
    A. The Act applies to the protection of all public elementary and secondary school students and prohibits the harassment and discrimination of students by students and by school personnel.

    Q: How does the Dignity Act relate to bullying and hazing?
    A: Bullying and hazing are forms of harassment and discrimination.

    Q: What physical spaces are covered?
    A: The Dignity Act applies to behavior on school property (including athletic fields, playgrounds, and parking lots), in school buildings, on a school bus/vehicle, and at school-sponsored events or activities.

    Q: Doesn’t Fairport already have anti-bullying programs?
    A: Yes, Fairport has many excellent programs in place. For example, Asset Building, the Gay-Straight Alliance, and Brotherhood-Sisterhood week promote awareness that address the problems of harassment and bullying. The DASA requirements would not eliminate these programs. They would provide structures for even more comprehensive and consistent training and intervention.

    Q: How does the Dignity Act relate to a school’s Code of Conduct?
    A: The Code of Conduct must be amended to reflect the prohibition of discrimination and harassment of students by students or staff.

    Q: Does the Dignity Act require any training?
    A: Yes. The Dignity Act mandates that schools provide training for all employees to increase awareness and sensitivity to discrimination or harassment and civility in the relations of all people.

When you See Something, Say Something

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Dignity for All Students Act Reporting Form for School Violence, Harassment, Bullying, or Discrimination

Fairport Central School District is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment free from violence, harassment, bullying or discrimination. The District encourages the involvement of staff, students, parents and community members in the implementation and reinforcement of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). If you believe you, someone else, or a school, has been the target of harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, or discrimination, or you have concerns about a student, please use this form to report all allegations.

The Safe School Helpline

The Safe School Helpline is a convenient way to report concerns about unsafe or potentially disruptive activities or situations including drug or alcohol abuse, weapons, harassment, bullying, threats, possible suicide or any other safety issue.

The Safe School Helpline can be accessed via several methods:

  • Call 1-800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359 (1-800-418-6423 ext. 359)
  • Visit
  • Text TIPS to 66746
  • Download the “Safe School Helpline” app in the App Store or Google Play

The Safe School Helpline utilizes a unique, automated telephone service which allows callers to report a concern 24 hours a day, confidentially and anonymously if they choose. The voice message is typed and then emailed to school officials. In this way, no one other than the service operator hears the voice. Each call is assigned a case number. The caller can call back to the helpline to check progress on the call or to provide more information.

Reporting Form

You can complete this form online and it will automatically be directed to the school administrator. Or, you can complete the Reporting Form for School Violence, Harassment, Bullying or Discrimination and return it to the school administrator, member of the Behavior Intervention Team, or Dignity Act Coordinators. Administration will review and respond to each incident in the context of the student Code of Conduct.

*All complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. Anonymous reports may limit the district’s ability to respond to the complaint.
**False reporting of incidents may result in disciplinary consequences and may be reported to a law enforcement agency.
***Any reports made during summer months will be addressed as the administrator is available.

Fill out the Electronic  School Violence, Harassment, Bullying, or Discrimination Reporting Form or download the pdf version below to print and submit a paper copy.

*If reporting a threat of violence and the threat poses imminent danger (specific date, time, location identified) call 911 immediately