All students have the right to a safe, supportive school environment. Bullying, harassment, or intimidation will not be tolerated.
Bullying can be reported by students, parents, staff members, or anyone who witnesses or is concerned about an alleged incident.
All reports will be investigated. The school principal (or designee) must investigate within two school days, and parents should expect to hear about resolution within two further school days. The principal also reports the investigation and action taken to the district office.
If the investigation concludes that bullying took place, the bully will be disciplined in accordance with the Code of Conduct.
If you are not satisfied with the investigation or resolution, contact the CEO Ombudsman at 443-984-2020.
Whether bullying takes place in person or online, it will not be tolerated at City Schools. Families should be aware of students' social media use and report any bullying or threatening communication using the online or print forms.
City Schools is working to make sure that all schools are positive places where students can feel safe and know they are respected and valued. If any member of a school community is concerned about bullying, he or she should speak with a teacher, counselor, principal, school police officer, or other member of the staff.
There are also many websites that provide information about bullying and how to prevent or respond to it. Here are four comprehensive examples.