My kids go to private school an my son is having problems with a bully I went to the school numerous times an the school won't handle the problem do my kids telling me everthing that happens in school th teachers are intimidating my an retaliating aginst them an now they don't want to go to school for frear of the teachers.I calld the diceise hotline an the person takin the report is the husband of one of the teachers I called the superintendent an she wouldn't even take my call she told me to go see the pastor so there just pushing me around to the next person but my kids are the ones being punished by these grown ups who are to protect them are the ones they are afraid off.I'm Feelin like the cathlic schools get away with everything an don't care anything about people.
Unfortunately for you, most of your remedies against a private schools are contractual, unless the school is receiving federal funds. I would review the contract or agreement you signed when you enroled your son in the school to see if there is any duty the school assumed for your child's safety. If so, write the school prinicpal, (CC to the Archdiocese), and point out their continuing failure and the retaliation since your first oraly brining it to their attention.
If this does not work your only choice wiil be to send your child to another school.
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I respectfully disagree with the comments provided below that there is essentially nothing you can do. Regardless of whether the school is private and/or has a contract governing the school's rules, contracts do no trump unlawful criminal acts and/or conduct that is contrary to public policy. The same applies to in the civil law arena. People and/or entities that try to contractually prevent being sued for negligence is contrary to public policy and no court will uphold this aspect of the contract.
If your son is being assaulted at school, this is unlawful. If the school authorities will not act to protect your son, you should contact a criminal law attorney immediately to seek guidance. It would also be prudent to let the local authorities know what is happening at the school.
In this day and age, where kids bring guns to school and kill each other, the authorities are no longer in a position to stick their head in the ground. If a child is seriously injured or killed and you have put the school on notice, they will be in a difficult position to defend against a lawsuit.
At the very least, you should write a letter (certified mail) outlining in detail what has been happening to your child and all of the efforts you have made to have the school address the issue.
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