Respect for All
Respect for All in NYC Public Schools
Each student and staff member brings to our public school community the richness of our city's cultural diversity and the desire for respect.
It is the policy of the Department to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying and from discrimination on account of perceived race, color, citizenship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or weight. The policy prohibits such behavior against other students and by staff against students.
Respect: esteem for or sense of worth or excellence of a person; proper acceptance or courtesy; regard for the dignity of another's character; acknowledgement; the condition of being esteemed or honored; to show regard or consideration for another.
Such discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying is prohibited in school, during school hours, before or after school, while on school property, at school sponsored events, or while traveling on vehicles funded by the Department of Education.
It is also prohibited on other than school property when such behavior disrupts or would foreseeably disrupt the educational process or endangers or would endanger the health, safety, morality or welfare of the school community.