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Lasley Elementary Uses Restorative Practices

We use Restorative Practices systemically to educate all of our students.  Restorative Practices is a practice philosophically, not a curriculum or program, rooted in the belief that wrongdoing is best addressed through collectively identifying the harm done by one’s actions and taking steps to repair that harm. Restorative Practices focuses on the 5R’s: relationship, respect, responsibility, repair and reintegration. Restorative Practices, unlike traditional discipline models, focus to give both victims and offenders voice, identify motivation and impact of action, teach alternative behaviors, repair damage done, and build empathy in an authentic way.

Students and staff at Lasley Elementary will be engaging in community building through restorative dialogue and proactive circles in the classroom setting. Students and staff will also be participating in responsive circles or formal conferences if there are conflicts or harm that needs to be repaired.

Restorative Practice has been developed with one specific goal in mind; to support and facilitate the building of healthy relationships through improved communication and personal development. When individuals have positive relationships with others, there is abundant personal growth, capacity for character building and a high level achievement in all areas of life.

Our hope is that you will join your child/children in becoming familiar with restorative practice and what it has to offer, as we strive to build a stronger and more inclusive school community.  There is an more detailed information sheet regarding restorative practices under the "Family Resources" tab.

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