Restoring Community

Quick guide on making school climate improvements (U.S. Department of Education)

Fostering healthy relationships and promoting positive discipline in schools (Schott Foundation's National Opportunity to Learn Campaign)

School climate planning and restorative practices implementation guide (San Francisco Unified School District)

  • After the school district implemented the SaferSanerSchools program in several pilot projects, this this guide was designed so that the district could take responsibility for further implementation efforts. Visit the website about its program and download the implementation guide, written by Kerri Berkowitz.

How can we fix school discipline toolkit (updated February 2017) (Fix School Discipline)

  • Visit the Fix School Discipline website and download resources for educators and the community.
  • The Model School Climate LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) helps California school districts meet requirements to reduce suspensions and improve school climate, and provides guidance on integrating various school climate reform efforts, including restorative practices.

Ensuring a positive school climate (Baltimore City Public Schools)

  • These resources help ensure the tone, character, atmosphere and “feel” of a school are positive. They include “climate walk” and “safety walk” observation sheets so members of the school community, visitors and school police can offer useful feedback for making improvements.

Implementing restorative justice: A guide for schools (Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority)

  • This guide introduces school personnel to the concepts of restorative justice and restorative discipline, offers new tools that can reduce the need for school exclusion and juvenile justice system involvement in school misconduct and offers ways to enhance the school environment to prevent conflict and restore relationships after conflict arises.