School districts all over the country are currently implementing a variety of school-wide preventive and positive approaches to discipline. This section describes one of the most successful and widely used approaches, Restorative Justice Practices. These model policies provide guidance for achieving a positive school climate that meets all of the characteristics described in Section 3.1 Key Elements of School Climate and Positive Discipline.
Increasingly, “threat assessments” are being championed and in some cases mandated in schools, without any safeguards to protect the school community from further criminalization. This section recommends a holistic approach ... MORE
This sections provides guidance for effective drug and alcohol prevention strategies that are honest and engaging for youth, and directs schools and districts to implement policies to respond to student ... MORE