St. John the Apostle School has formulated this policy with the following purposes:
We recognize that bullying and intimidation have a negative effect on the social, emotional, spiritual and academic development of our students. Every student has the right to an education and to be safe in and around their school. It is the policy of St. John the Apostle School that any form of bullying behavior, whether in the classroom, on school property or at school sponsored events, is unacceptable. Students who are determined to have engaged in such behavior are subject to disciplinary action. Depending on the intensity, frequency, and duration of any offenses, a violation of this policy will result in serious consequences, including, but not limited to, formal dismissal from St. John the Apostle.