MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL TO PRESENT OVERVIEW OF “DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT” AT THE GEORGE FISHER MIDDLE SCHOOL

***Wednesday, February 15th at 6:45 p.m.*** 

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/13/2012) – On Wednesday, February 15th, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will present a brief overview of the “Dignity for All Students Act” or “Dignity” (A.3661/S.1987), a preventative measure intended to combat harassment and discrimination in New York State’s public schools.  The bill was signed into law in September 2010 and becomes effective July 1, 2012.  Senator Ball will outline the purpose and details of the law to educators, parents, and students of the George Fisher Middle School.

“The Dignity Act is the first step towards guaranteeing that our children have an education environment free from discrimination and harassment,” Senator Ball said. “What I really like about this legislation is that it requires schools to incorporate diversity and discrimination awareness and sensitivity training into classroom lessons. Instead of just being punished, students are learning right from wrong and how to handle a situation where someone is being bullied. These are valuable life lessons that will help these kids grow into kind, strong adults.”

What:              Senator Ball to present an overview of the “Dignity for All Students Act” to educators, parents, and students of the George Fisher Middle School

Who:               Senator Greg Ball with Team Ball staff

When:             Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where:         George Fisher Middle School

281 Fair Street

Carmel, New York 10512

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Brittany Oat: (845) 200-9716.

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About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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