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Principal's Letter on Discrimination

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Dear City Schools Families,

I would like to take a moment to reiterate Baltimore City Public Schools’ stance on discrimination and harassment. Baltimore City Public Schools (“City Schools”) does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment in its schools on the basis of a student’s race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or disability. This behavior goes against the core values and principles to which City Schools is committed.

I encourage any student, parent or guardian to report all instances of discrimination or harassment, whether personally experienced or witnessed. When a report is received, City Schools will conduct a prompt and equitable investigation into the alleged events in order to alleviate the effects of discrimination and harassment in our schools and, to protect the safety and well-being of our students. Reports can be made to school administration or, to City Schools’ Equal Opportunity Manager/Title IX Coordinator. Reports to the Equal Opportunity Manager/Title IX Coordinator should be sent to:

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance
200 East North Avenue, Room 208
Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 396-8542 (p)
(410) 396-2955 (f)

Any student or staff member found to have engaged in discrimination or harassment will be disciplined according to the severity of the act. This may include, if circumstances warrant, suspension or expulsion for students and termination of employment for staff.

If you have any questions regarding the policies and procedures of City Schools in dealing with discrimination and harassment, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance. Additionally, copies of City Schools’ policies and procedures can be found under the “School Board” and “Policies” tabs on City Schools’ website at http://www.baltimorecityschools.org. Policies of interest include: Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation of Students; Sexual Harassment- Students, and; Nondiscrimination.


Jacqueline Williams