Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education

Social Emotional Learning- SEL

 Social Emotional Learning 

District Vision for Social Emotional Learning

In the Carmel Central School District students will cultivate the social and emotional skills needed to establish strong relationships and contribute positively to the world. 

Highlights of the Team's Work

  • Social Emotional Learning Needs Assessment of the district
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports at Tier One, Two, and Three in each building. 
  • Social Emotional One Note Resource Binder for staff
  • Exposure and understanding of the CASEL framework of the 5 competencies for SEL
  • Crosswalk of the 6c's and 5 CASEL Framework competencies
  • Development and Revision of School Counseling Plan K-12

Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education CR-S

Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education (NYSED)

The CR-S Framework creates student-centered learning environments that affirm racial, linguistic, and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning; develop students’ abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of positive social change.

Dignity for All Students Act- DASA


The Dignity for All Students Act (NYSED)

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 Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010, and took effect on July 1, 2012.

The original legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 – Dignity for All Students.  The Dignity Act also amended Section 801-a of New York State Education Law regarding instruction in civility, citizenship, and character education by expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include: an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes. The Dignity Act further amended Section 2801 of the Education Law by requiring Boards of Education to include language addressing The Dignity Act in their codes of conduct.

Additionally, under the Dignity Act, schools will be responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination, harassment, and bullying.