If public school students are involved with bullying a child who is not a registered student in the pubic district, the school must still follow New York's Dignity for all Students Act (DASA) and take all necessary steps to stop the bullying. This was a recent ruling by Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Thomas Feinman, who further stated that DASA is not limited only to harassment and bullying that takes place on school property.
So even though your child is in private school, if he or she is being bullied by local public school children then you should definitely contact the school district. It is important to put them on notice of the situation, and this can best be done with written letters to the principal, superintendent and school board.
We have written a free parent resource that provides sample letters as well as other proven steps to take to help put an end to bullying.
Our Long Island attorneys can further discuss your rights and legal options. We provide free consultations with no obligation. If your child has been physically or emotionally hurt, you may be able to collect compensation to cover medical bills and related costs. Give us a call today and get answers--516-222-4000.
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