This two-day program, facilitated by Carol Lieber, will identify the changes in district discipline codes and school handbooks that have the greatest impact on reducing student recidivism and reducing overuse and disproportional use of exclusionary school sanctions. District teams will leave with:
- a deep understanding of five ineffective policies that are most likely to contribute to recidivism and overuse and disproportional use of punishment and exclusionary sanctions;
- five concrete changes in policies and practices using examples from revised Codes of Conduct that have a proven track record of significantly improving student outcomes and improving school climate and culture.
- a set of sample documents and toolbox that teams can use to implement these changes
- a plan for mapping out a series of “next steps” that reflect the team’s priorities for improving district and schoolwide discipline and student support.
Districts are encouraged to send teams of 5-7 members consisting of both district administrators and school-based leaders.
Carol Lieber is the co-author of Shifting Gears: Recalibrating Schoolwide Discipline and Student Support.