Enhancing the Student Experience ThroughParental Involvement and Financial Support
By Senator Shirley L. Huntley 10th Senatorial District
The start of school for New York City children signifies the “unofficial end of summer” for them. From my role as an involved mother, to my early activism as president of Community Board 28, to my current advocacy as State Senator in the 10th senatorial district, I know all too well the affects this transition has on parents and children alike.
News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: September 9, 2010Media Contact: Lisa King │(404)587-4496 │email@example.com
Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law Law prevents discrimination and harassment against students on school grounds
(Jamaica, NY) Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced the signing into law of legislation (S. 1987B) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.
The goal of the ‘Dignity for all Students Act’ is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing school environment conducive to learning by putting an end to harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.
(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority announced and celebrated the passage of the landmark ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ (S. 1987B) today at 11:30 AM.
The most comprehensive legislation against harassment in schools to date, the ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ will help reduce the incidences on bullying amongst New York’s youth. This legislation had been stalled in the Senate for several years prior to Democratic leadership.