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Restorative Practices

​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.  
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.​