Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting

On July 1, 2008, the Maryland General Assembly directed the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), in consultation with the local school systems, to develop and adopt a model policy prohibiting bullying, harassment, or intimidation in schools.  MSDE approved its model policy on February 24, 2009.

As a result of MSDE’s model policy, the Board of Education of Baltimore County approved the new Board of Education Policy 5580 and Superintendent's Rule 5580 Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation which prohibits students from engaging in intentional conduct involving bullying, harassment, or intimidation, which can substantially interfere with a student's educational opportunities, or any acts of retaliation against those who report instances of bullying, harassment, or intimidation.

The Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Reporting Form is used to track alleged instances of bullying, harassment, or intimidation. If you are a Carver Center student, the parent/guardian of a student, a close adult relative of a student, or a school staff member and wish to report an incident of alleged bullying harassment, or intimidation report it in Focus using these steps and return it to the principal. You are also encouraged to contact the school for additional information or assistance at any time.