BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A protest outside the Baltimore County Board of Education meeting prompted a response from Baltimore County Public Schools on Tuesday.
Protesters are calling for a change in the way the school district disciplines its students. PThose involved were also unhappy about how the school district responded to achievement issues.
A protest is taking place outside #Baltimore The county public schools headquarters before the board meeting. Teachers and local leaders from the NAACP are calling on the board to consider paying teachers more and curb violence in school classrooms. @wjz pic.twitter.com/pLcAeytEvv
– Kelsey Kushner (@KelseyKushnerTV) May 17, 2022
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“BCPS always appreciates the opportunity to hear from stakeholder groups such as the Randallstown branch of the NAACP and TABCO who are looking for constructive solutions to issues challenging the school system. school and the community at large,” Baltimore County Public Schools spokesman Charles Herndon said in the statement.
BCPS Superintendent Darryl Williams is committed to working closely with district partners to find solutions to those challenges, Herndon said.
“BCPS has taken many steps to address the issues surrounding school environments, student behavior, staff compensation, and school safety that currently affect every school district in the United States.” Herndon said.
The Baltimore City Public Schools plans to hold a series of designated meetings to gather feedback on the Student Code of Conduct by the end of May.
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Administrators: Monday, May 23 at 5 p.m
Teacher: Tuesday, May 24 at 5 p.m
Parents: Wednesday, May 25 at 5:30pm
Student: Thursday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m
Community partners: Thursday, May 26 at 5:30pm
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Links to each meeting can be found here.
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