The Diocese of Harrisburg Catholic Schools
The Catholic schools in the diocese are operated as faith communities, not as a commercial or secular enterprise. The schools provide an opportunity for the development of faith-based values and for receiving instruction in the teachings of Christ and His Church.
Consequently, the policies may not be considered or construed to establish or create any warranties or convents or contractual obligations on the part of the diocese or the schools. Nothing contained therein is intended to, or shall be construed to, create any contractual obligations, express or implied, on the part of the diocese, or school.
“The nobility of the task to which teachers are called demands that, in imitation of Christ, the only Teacher, they reveal the Christian message not only by word but also by every gesture of their behavior.”
– The Documents of Vatican II, Declaration on Christian Education – 1965
Therefore, Catholic school educators strive to sustain the highest degree of ethical conduct in their four-fold commitment to: the student, the family, the community and the ministry of teaching.