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BCPS to hold virtual town hall on student, staff safety

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials are inviting parents, staff, students, and community members to a live virtual town hall to learn more about the school system’s efforts to ensure student and staff safety, available community resources, and opportunities to build positive partnerships for student support.

The town hall will include a question-and-answer period. Families can submit questions in advance online in English and in Spanish.

The event will take place 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022 for families of elementary school students and 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. for families of middle and high school students.

School safety concerns are a national challenge and a shared responsibility among families, communities, and schools.

This summer, BCPS shared with families its expectations for appropriate student behavior in schools and on buses. Schools reviewed these expectations with all students, and families signed off to confirm understanding. Enhanced safety measures taken by BCPS include placing new safety assistants in all secondary schools. These safety assistants focus on de-escalation strategies and relationship building and provide additional adult presence in middle and high school buildings. To provide even greater support for students’ physical, social, and psychological well-being, BCPS has hired additional school counselors and psychologists.

The virtual town hall can be accessed via the BCPS website and the BCPS-TV YouTube channel.

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