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New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.   

The New York State School for the Deaf is dedicated on making our school a safe and supportive environment for staff and students from Pre-K up to 12th grade.  We’ve attached copies of our DASA forms that are readily available for both staff and students.  If there are any questions please contact our DASA Coordinator, Chris Kimball, at 315-337-8400 x5812. 

New York State Procedural Safeguards: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21 



Welcome to NYSSD 

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the New York State School for the Deaf.    Our students and staff are committed to providing the best educational program available.   Our facility provides state of the art technology for all our students and staff.   We are working diligently to build a program and facility that is welcoming, supportive, and open to our community as well as our students.    Our number one goal is to educate all children to the best of our ability.  We will challenge our students to strive for excellence in every aspect of their educations.  Whether in the classroom, dormitory, or athletic facilities, our students will strive for excellence, and will make a commitment to become the best at whatever they choose.  Post-secondary education will become the expectation, not the exception.  We will use all our resources to build a community focused on educating the deaf and hard of hearing.



       We look forward to hearing from you. 

History of the New York State School for the Deaf

School Drinking Water Lead Testing

M.G. et al. v. N.Y. City Dep’t of Educ., et al., 13 CV 4639 (SHS)




Congratulations to the Class of 2021

Graduation 2021


Last Updated: March 7, 2022