Bullying in a private catholic school

Michele - posted on 08/07/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Whom can I turn to when the archdiocese and a private catholic school ignore reports of bullying by a substitute teacher and a student towards my 6th grade daughter, along with bullying from several teachers towards me when it is found out that i reported the bullying. It had gotten so bad, that several teachers were being out right ugly to me in front of people at school. Even if my daughters were hurt at school, the administration never called to check on my daughters. we have since pulled our children from the school after the principal stated that she and her teachers were protecting their own family(teachers) and that maybe the school wasn't right for just one of my daughters, but the other could stay. When I finally broke and emailed a letter, and shared a saying on Facebook, I was banned from the school. Now what? Pastor,principal, and the archdiocese each have refused to speak with us(have the refusals in writing) and they sent me a check for partial tuition reimbursement.

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Jodi - posted on 08/07/2016

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I didn't accuse you or your daughter of ANYTHING...However, I do find it odd that one child remained welcome at the school and the other didn't. That indicates to me that something else is of concern here. I simply asked a question.

NOWHERE in your post did you indicate you just wanted the name of a child advocate to help an attorney.

Seriously, I agree, just pull your kids from the school and move on. What is an attorney going to do? Get your kids back in the school? Is that what you want? Or do you want blood? From your post, I have no idea what you want. But a school isn't going to say one child is welcome and the other isn't unless there is some particular issue with the child not welcome.

Michelle - posted on 08/07/2016

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Michele, that was a bit uncalled for. It's a simple statement when you have said 1 of your daughters is welcome at the school and the other isn't. If the school has an issue with you then they would have said that about both children.
In response to what you asked, without know where you are, it's hard for us to tell you who to contact. It's also hard since a private school doesn't have the same contacts that a public school has (in regards to head of districts etc).
Maybe you should just change schools and move on.

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Dove - posted on 08/07/2016

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If you've pulled your children from the school... it's probably best to just move on. By reading your OP I also had the same questions and concerns that Jodi brought up initially... but apparently that's not something you want to respond about.

IF a teacher or child physically assaulted your daughter and you have proof of that... you can always choose to press charges against the individual responsible for the assault. Otherwise... I'd just let it go and move on from there.

Michele - posted on 08/07/2016

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Jodi,
It's so funny you should say that people throw the word bullying around... THANKS FOR NOT ANSWERING THE QUESTION, BUT RATHER ACCUSING MY DAUGHTER OF HAVING A BEHAVIORAL ISSUE.. I didn't go into detail about each bullying incident, from a sub teacher attacking my daughter to a student threatening to have the whole 6th grade beat my daughter up and so on because all I wanted was a name of a child advocate to help the attorney. So much for this website!

Jodi - posted on 08/07/2016

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If the school said ONE of your children was was welcome to stay but that the school wasn't right for the other one, then I'd say this isn't a case of bullying (I hate when people throw that word around) but rather, a case where your child perhaps has some issues? I suspect there is something you haven't disclosed in your post. Does the particular child you are talking about have some kind of learning issue or behaviour problem?

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