Philosophy of the Student Discipline
Baltimore City Public School System is committed to providing safe and orderly classrooms and schools for all students. When classrooms are orderly, teachers are able to teach and students are able to learn. Education provides a means of human development and a means for remediation and adjustment. Therefore, BCPS believes that children should not be suspended or expelled from school for inappropriate behavior but should be placed in alternative learning programs. The Baltimore City Public Schools is working to implement this philosophy.
However, until alternative learning programs are available at all schools, school staff will adhere to current policies that require that students be expelled or suspended for certain offenses. Every effort will be made to place students who are expelled in existing alternative programs.
Please be sure to read all of the discipline code information when it is sent to you by Baltimore City Public Schools.