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School Culture and Climate – Frequently Asked Questions

Are counseling supports available within the school for students?

Support services will be made available to the victim, witness and bystander and to the student exhibiting bullying behaviors. Supports are implemented as appropriate based on context, situation, age and severity.

Can the BHI Reporting Form be used if the bullying occurs off school grounds?

When bullying, cyberbullying, harassment or intimidation interfere with a safe and respectful school climate and workplace, the reporting form should be completed.

Are reports kept in the student’s permanent educational record?

In accordance with Maryland law, the BHI Reporting Form is confidential and may not be made a part of the student’s permanent educational record.