Public Displays of Affection (PDA) at the Middle School

COMMENT: Why did my MS child get PDA for hugging her best friend?

RESPONSE: As stated in the Middle School Handbook, “Excessive public displays of affection (PDA) – outside of hand holding – are not appropriate anywhere on school property and are subject to disciplinary actions.”

Like any other rule infraction, students consequences are dependent upon circumstances such as a repeat offense for the rule violation.

If you are concerned about this, please contact the school office at 518-347-3600 ext. 51100. Your child was most likely given a warning by a teacher or other staff member, she did not get into “trouble” with the office. The administrator at the office said he was unaware of any PDA issues in the building, so your child’s issue had not been referred to him.