Policy

This page is designed to provide policy documentations from Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) and policy recommendations from TDP about policy related to community and parent involvement.  

For more BCPSS policies visit Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners - BoardDoc 

Board Meetings: 

Meeting are held at 6pm at BCPSS Head Quarters: 200 E North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202 

 

Email addresses:

BCPSS Contact information

200 E. North Avenue
Room 406
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 443-984-2000
Fax: 410-545-3613

 

Pipeline Update:Teachers & School Leaders 

Presentation to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners Teaching and Learning Committee

 

EDUCATION POLICY 101: WHERE IS POLICY MADE

Use this document as a starting point for where to go to get answers about policy issues.


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20 Years of Forgotten History: Why Organizing is Our Only Chance at Adequate School Funding in Maryland

Maryland’s historical failure to fulfill its constitutional obligation to adequately and equitably fund public education - by Corey Gaber


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DISCIPLINE POLICY: RECOMMENDATIONS 

The following recommendations came from a group of 30 teachers, parents and students who gathered to discuss and articulate their recommendations. There was a very clear consensus around the necessity for creating structures that support relationship building and Restorative Practices. 


COMMUNITY SCHOOL STRATEGY: recommendations

Over the past month, the Teachers’ Democracy Project has attempted to understand the full implications and back story behind the newly proposed Community Schools Policy. TDP staff and fellows have interviewed teachers, parents, lead agencies, community schools coordinators and others and we recently pulled together a public forum where we invited input and discussion.  This document attempts to look at how City Schools might further enhance this positive policy. 

 
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COMMUNITY SCHOOL STRATEGY: Policy

The goal of the Community School Strategy is to ensure all students in City Schools are academically successful and graduate college, career and citizenship ready. Community Schools achieve this through creating positive conditions for learning in the school and the community, in partnership with the families connected to each Community School. With equity as a key driver, Community Schools is an effective strategy to address concentrated poverty. This strategy offers an integrated focus on academics, health and mental health services, youth development, expanded learning opportunities and family and community supports to ensure students are ready and able to learn.

 
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COMMUNITY SCHOOL STRATEGY: REGULATION

This administrative regulation establishes procedures for the required collaboration between the CEO, Mayor’s Office, Baltimore’s Local Management Board, identified City Schools offices/departments, schools and Lead Agencies.  Additionally, the purpose of this administrative regulation is to clearly define City Schools’ role in support of the Community School Steering Committee (i.e. oversight, designation, conflict resolution and evaluation).

 
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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

This policy establishes the framework and responsibilities for the implementation of strategies to increase family and community engagement throughout Baltimore City Public Schools (“City Schools”). The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners (“Board”) supports the development of a goal-oriented, comprehensive program of family and community engagement that supports the academic achievement of all students and that meets local, state, and federal mandates. 

 

Code of Conduct 2016-17

The Code of Conduct includes definitions of disciplinary responses, student and parent rights with respect to suspensions, and descriptions of levels of intervention and response to inappropriate or disruptive behavior. Disciplinary responses focus on promoting positive relationships, intervention strategies, and the use of suspensions only as a disciplinary measure of last resort.


Oakland Discipline Policy 

Below are a set of polices put in place by the Oakland school district that present interesting way of address and implementing Restorative Practices.