With Memorial Day upon us, the end of the school year is just a blink away. In your summer planning for the 2017-18 school year, don’t forget the new law requiring schools to consider restorative justice before imposing a long-term suspension or expulsion. This new law turns Zero Tolerance on its head, and takes effect August 1, 2017. It is imperative that your discipline team start the year well trained for full compliance.
Schertzing Communications is here to help! Our Introduction to Restorative Justice and Restorative Circles trainings will inform and prepare key staff to meet the law’s requirements. We offer these full-day sessions in Lansing during August and September or can come to your location for on-site sessions tailored to your needs. If your schools simply want to learn more about restorative justice, we offer a shorter presentation Restorative Justice 101 which introduces restorative justice concepts and informal practices. Educators around the country are using these to address student conduct in the earliest stages and empower staff and students to resolve situations before they boil over into discipline issues.
Check out our website and events calendar to see if we’re coming to a location near you. If not, enroll in one of our Lansing-based sessions or contact us to schedule an on-site training in the convenience of your own facilities. Many host districts have found that on-site trainings qualified for SCECHs. Attendees at each full-day session receive a complete set of handouts that support and supplement the training content. And at the end of each full-day training, attendees receive certificates of completion for each level of learning they attain.
With over a decade of facilitating, training and coordinating restorative justice practices and programs, Nancy Schertzing has the experience, knowledge, passion and skill to help you embrace the restorative justice paradigm. Put her to work for you and your learning community!