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Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support

What is Restorative Justice in Schools?

Restorative Justice is a “philosophy and approach to discipline that moves away from punishment...to ensure accountability and break the cycle of retribution and violence” ( Alfed, 2010).

Principles of Restorative Justice provide the foundation at Jefferson High School to:

1. Acknowledge that relationships are essential to building a successful school community.

2. Build systems that address student misconduct and harm by strengthening relationships and focus on the harm done rather than focusing on the rule broken.

3. Utilize Restorative Practices schoolwide to manage behavior such as Community Building Circles, Restorative Conferences and Restorative Language.

a. Example of Affective “ I” statements- “ John, I feel concerned when I see you walking the halls.”

Click LAUSD Discipline Foundation Website for more

Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Meeting Dates

Wed, Aug. 13 at 12:00 P.M. in Library

Wed, Sep. 26 at 3:05 P.M. in Library

Thur, Oct. 25 at 3:05 P.M. in Library

Thur, Nov. 29 at 3:05 P.M. in Library

Wed, Dec. 12 at 3:05 P.M. in Library

Thur, Jan. 31 at 3:05 P.M. in Library

Thur, Feb. 28 at 3:05 P.M. in Library

Thur, Mar. 28 at 3:05 P.M. in Library

Thur, Apr. 25 at 3:05 P.M. in Library

Thur, May. 30 at 3:05 P.M. in Library

 

What is School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SWPBIS)?  

 

Traditional models of school discipline tend to be reactive, often resulting in punitive consequences.  The District’s Discipline Foundation Policy represents a proactive approach, one that promotes appropriate student behavior and increased learning.  The key word is “approach.”  The policy provides direction for developing a comprehensive system of support – not a one size fits all program – tailored to individual needs within a school community.