Mary Ann Ayala, Director 528-5137
Kaesa Enemark, Coordinator II 284-8218
At the core, Restorative Practices is about building and restoring relationships.
Through restorative practices, members of the school community will:
· Have opportunities to be heard
· Form connections and stronger relationships
· Understand the greater impact of one's actions
· Learn and practice taking responsibility
· Repair the harm one's actions may have caused
· Recognize one's role in maintaining a safe school environment
· Build upon and expand on personal relationships in the school community
· Recognize one's role as a positive contributing member of the school community.
POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES
Evidence from practice suggests that by implementing Restorative Practices, schools can expect:
· Improvements in attitudes and relationships across the whole school community.
· An increase in the engagement and learning of students in the classroom.
· Growth in relational and problem-solving skills, both for adults and students across the school community.
· A calmer school environment, with less classroom disruption and more time for teaching.
· Decrease in out-of-school suspension.
· Decrease in school expulsions.
· Decrease in tardies and absences.
· Reduction in racial disproportionate discipline practices.