Each student, faculty and staff member of the New York City public schools brings to our school community the richness of our city's cultural diversity and the desire for respect. The Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures (The Discipline Code) prohibits students from bullying other students for any reason, including taunting and/or intimidation through the use of epithets or slurs involving race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability. This policy is in effect on school grounds, school buses and at all school sponsored activities, programs and events.
Students who believe they have been the victim of bullying or intimidating behavior by another student and any students with knowledge of such behavior, should report the incident immediately to a teacher, counselor or school administrator. Complaints should be reported as soon as possible after the incident(s) so they can be effectively investigated and resolved. Complaints of discrimination or harassment can be submitted in writing or orally to a teacher, counselor, administrator, or other school staff. Staff members will report student complaints to the appropriate school supervisor. Any staff member who witnesses harassment or discriminatory behavior will also report such an incident to the appropriate supervisor. Staff will take appropriate action to intervene to stop such behavior.
The Respect for All brochure is available in English and eight other languages.
Respect for all brochures (Arabic Version) (Bengali Version) (Chinese Version) (English Version) (Haitian-Creole Version) (Korean Version) (Punjabi Version) (Russian Version) (Spanish Version) (Urdu Version)