Respect for All

NYC Department of Education Respect for All

Making NYC Public Schools Safe and Supportive for All Students

Chancellor’s Regulations


  • Chancellor’s Regulation A-832: Student to Student Discrimination, Harassment, Intimidation and/or Bullying

Staff to Student Discrimination, Harassment, Intimidation and/or Bullying

  • Chancellor’s Regulation A-830: Filing Internal Complaints of Unlawful Discrimination/Harassment
  • Chancellor’s Regulation A-420: Pupil Behavior and Discipline- Corporal Punishment
  • Chancellor’s Regulation A-421: Verbal Abuse

What happens after a report is made?

All reports of bullying, harassment, discrimination or intimidating behavior will be investigated. Students who engaged in prohibited behavior are subject to appropriate intervention and disciplinary action consistent with the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning (Discipline Code) and Chancellor’s Regulation A-443. If the behavior constitutes criminal activity, the police will be contacted.

Student Support

If appropriate, individual or group counseling, referral to an external agency and/or other interventions will be provided.

Retaliation against someone who reports an incident of harassment, bullying, intimidation or discriminatory behavior or who helps in an investigation is prohibited. Students who believe they have been retaliated against should immediately contact a school supervisor.

How to report or if additional assistance is needed

  • submit complaint online at
  • call 718-935-2288
  • Email:
  • Tell a staff member at your school

FOR STAFF: UFT BRAVE Hotline call 212-709-3222, Monday–Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m

Confidentiality: It is the NYC Public Schools’ policy to respect the privacy of all parties and witnesses to complaints brought under this policy. However, sometimes, we may need to share information in order to resolve a complaint. Therefore, information regarding a complaint may be disclosed in appropriate circumstance to individuals with the need to know or where required by law.