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Safe Environment Policy and Reporting

St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School

Safe Environment Policy and Reporting


St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School  (the “School”) is committed to providing a school and school-related environment that is free from any behaviors that directly or indirectly threaten the physical or emotional well being of any of our students. No such behaviors will be tolerated and are subject to the imposition of serious consequences, at the discretion of School administration.  Threatening behaviors shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  inappropriate touching, inappropriate language, sexually suggestive words or actions, harassment, bullying and abuse.  Threatening behaviors are prohibited, on and off School grounds, among members of the School community.

For illustrative purposes only, and without any limitation regarding other threatening behaviors, examples of harassing behavior may include unwanted physical contact, foul language of an offensive sexual nature, sexual propositions, sexual jokes or remarks, obscene gestures, displays of pornographic or sexually explicit pictures, drawings, or caricatures, or language that is otherwise sexually suggestive.

Use of the School's computer or electronic systems, or of private electronic media, for the purpose of engaging in any threatening behavior between or among any members of the School community is subject to this policy.

All students and School personnel are expected and required to refrain from any threatening behavior and are expected and required to abide by this policy, including its reporting requirements.

If any student or School employee feels that he or she has been subject to behavior prohibited by this policy, he or she should:

  1. In the case of a student, report the behavior immediately to (a) his/her parent or guardian and/or (b) to Administration, a guidance counselor, the school social worker, the Chaplain or a member of Campus Ministry and/or (c) to the Diocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Young People; (561-678-5800, x.573)

  2. In the case of School personnel, report the behavior immediately to (a) his/her supervisor and/or Department head and/or to (b) Office of Student Services  and/or to (c) the Department of Education, Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Any parent who at any time feels that his or her child has been, or is being, subject to School-related threatening behavior should contact (a) Office of Student Services and/or (b) the Diocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Young People (516-678-5800 x.573) and/or (c) the Department of Education, Diocese of Rockville Centre.  

Prompt follow-up action will be taken.
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