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SFUSD Restorative Practices Strategic Action Plan

The following plan, predominately based on professional development and the formation of Professional Learning Communities, will assist our school district in moving towards a restorative approach of student discipline and positive school climate.

Restorative Practices Logic Model

Restorative Practices Goals: Building and sustaining trusting relationships, positive school climate, and non-punitive, equitable disciplinary practices that counter disproportionality and ensures academic success for all.

Inputs: Existing Resources: 2013-2014 school year

  • 5.5 Centralized RP Coaches
  • 3 School Site RP Coaches
  • 3.5 Site funded RP Coaches
  • Established partnership with Excel After School Program
  • Established partnership with Parent Advisory Council
  • Established partnership with Peer Resources
  • Strong leadership and committed RP School Site Leaders and site teams (35 schools)
  • Whole School RP Implementation Guide and curriculum resources
  • Comprehensive RP website
  • Stipends, extended hours, and substitute coverage for RP leadership and participation

Outputs: Staffing Allocations/Offerings /Activities (central and school site based)
Number of and participation:

  • Full 2 day centralized trainings
  • Introduction presentations at school sites
  • RP Professional Development
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Intensive coaching and modeling services
  • School site capacity building
  • School site consultation and implementation team planning meetings
  • School site RP circle/conference facilitation (alternative to suspensions)
  • School site re-entry conferences
  • Site parent and family presentations and trainings
  • Site Leader monthly Professional Learning Community
  • Phone consultations
  • RP Coach Trainer of Trainer

 Anticipated Immediate Outcomes:

School Climate:

  • Increased sense of safety for all members of school community
  • Decrease in behavior infractions
  • Decrease in student and staff absences
  • Decrease in number of suspensions
  • Decrease in number of disproportionate suspensions for African American students
  • Decrease in number of Counseling Office Referrals
  • Decrease in number of expulsions
  • Decrease in number of student safety transfers
  • Increase in quality of interpersonal relationships among all members of school community
  • Increase in students reporting feeling cared for, listened to, and believed in

School Engagement:

  • Increase in student sense of connectedness to school environment
  • Increase in parent sense of connectedness to school community
  • Increase in student motivation
  • Increase in instructional time
  • Increase in students believing that adults in the school care about their success.
  •  Anticipated Long-Term Outcomes:

    • Increased Academic Achievement
      • Graduation/dropout rates
      • GPA
      • Standardized test scores
      • College and Career preparedness
    • Successful Adults
    • Ready for college and careers and equipped with the skills, capacities, and dispositions necessary for 21st century success.

     

    SFUSD Restorative Practices District-Wide
    Key Implementation Activities 2010-2014

    YEAR ONE: November 2010-May 2011

    RP Team

    • .5 FTE RP Coordinator

    Centralized Implementation Activities

    • Offered District-wide 6 hr. Introduction to RP trainings to:
      • Central Office Leadership
      • School Site Administrators
      • Student Support Services staff (Social Workers, Counselors, Deans, Nurses, Wellness Coordinators, Family Liaisons)
      *Partnership with The International Institute for Restorative Practices
    • Engaged community partners by hosting SFUSD RP Community Forums.
    • Identified three school-sites to become restorative practices demonstration schools.
    • Strengthened SFUSD capacity to provide ongoing professional development and implementation support through trainings and consultation with the following restorative practitioners and organizations.
      • The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)
      • Educators for Social Responsibility
      • Oakland Unified School District / RJOY
      • Amos Clifford, Restorative Resources
      • Howard Zehr
      • Rita Alfred
      • Lorraine Stutzman-Amstutz and Judy Mullet
      • Cheryl Graves, Community Justice for Youth Institute
      • Nancy Riestenberg
    • Developed/designed a district-wide web-based disciplinary classroom referral system.


    YEAR TWO: August 2011-May 2012

    RP Team 

    • 1.0 FTE RP Coordinator
    • 1.0 FTE RP Coach

    Centralized Implementation Activities

    • Professional Development:
      • 6 hr. Introduction to Restorative Practices trainings offered to ALL SFUSD faculty and staff
      • 6 hr. Repairing Harm and Restoring Community trainings offered to ALL SFUSD faculty and staff
      • RP Implementation presentations to School Site Administrators
      • Specialized Prof Dev. with Student, Family, Community Support Dept. professional groups (social workers, counselors, nurses, wellness coord.)
    • Professional Learning Communities:
      • Monthly Site Leader Prof. Learning Community:
    • SFUSD Partnerships and Additional Trainings
      • Parent Advisory Council (Community Conversations facilitated with SFUSD parent community)
    • Curriculum and Resource Development:
      • Developed SFUSD Restorative Practices training and supporting resources
      • Developed School Climate Assessment and Planning Guide
      • Curriculum Development:  7 lessons Teaching Restorative Practices to Students
      • Film: Created. SFUSD Introduction to Restorative Practices video (15 min)

    School Site Implementation Activities

    • Introduction to RP presentations offered to all SFUSD school sites (Faculty and Staff)
    • RP Professional development offered to all SFUSD school sites
    • Middle School teams receive training from Carol Lieber (Educators for Social Responsibility)
    • 3 Demonstration schools begin 2 year RP Implementation with IIRP
    • Restorative circles and conferences facilitated at school sites (upon request)
    • School site RP implementation consultation

     

    YEAR THREE:  2012-2013

    RP Team  

    • 1.0 FTE RP Coordinator
    • 2.0 FTE RP Coach
    • 0.6 FTE Administrative Assistant

    Centralized Implementation Activities

    • Professional Development:
      • 6 hr. Introduction to Restorative Practices trainings offered to ALL SFUSD faculty and staff (additional content covering disproportionality, implicit bias and fundamental attribution bias infused into full day RP trainings)
      • Restorative Practices Trainer of Trainer (for Site Leaders)
    • Professional Learning Communities:
      • Monthly Site Leader Prof. Learning Community
      • Bi-monthly Administrator Prof. Learning Community
    • SFUSD Partnerships and Additional Trainings:
      • Collaboration, training and partnerships with:
        • Human Resources
        • Family Liaisons (series of PD)
        • After-school program staff  (series of PD)
        • SF Teacher Residency Program
        • Peer Resources
        • Parent Advisory Council
        • Social Work and Counseling interns
        • Special Education Content Specialists
        • Community Partnerships: HEARTS (trauma informed practice)
    • Curriculum and Resource Development:
      • Developed Restorative Practices Whole School Implementation Guide

    School Site Implementation Activities

    • Introduction to RP presentations offered to all SFUSD school sites (Faculty and Staff)
    • RP Professional development offered to all SFUSD school sites as part of implementation roll out
    • Introduction to RP presentations offered to all School Site Councils and PTA’s
    • School Sites Identify RP Site Leaders (at participating school sites) * Stipend Position
    • RP Implementation Teams form (at participating school sites) *extended hours offered
    • 3 Demonstration schools enter 2nd  year of RP Implementation with IIRP
    • Restorative circles and conferences facilitated at school sites (upon request)
    • School site RP implementation consultation and planning

     

    YEAR FOUR:  2013-2014

    RP Team

    • 1.0 FTE RP Program Administrator
    • 5.0 FTE Centralized RP Coach (increase due to additional PEEF funding)
    • 3.0 FTE School Site RP Coaches (increase due to CEIS plan)
    • 1.0 FTE After School Program RP Coach
    • 0.6 FTE Administrative Assistant

    Centralized Implementation Activities

    • Professional Development:
      • 7 day intensive RP Coach training  (with weekly team group supervision)
      • 2 Day Introduction to Restorative Practices trainings offered to ALL SFUSD faculty and staff (additional content covering disproportionality, implicit bias and fundamental attribution bias infused into full day RP trainings)
      • Half day workshop series offered to all SFUSD faculty and staff  *(pre-requisite: Full day Intro to RP)
      • Half day workshop series offered to all SFUSD Administrators
      • Series of workshops offered to cohort of  Excel After School programs
    • Professional Learning Communities:
      • Monthly Site Leader Prof. Learning Community
      • Bi-monthly Administrator Prof. Learning Community
    • Continued SFUSD and Community Partnerships (including Specialized Trainings)
      Curriculum and Resource Development:
      • Launched comprehensive SFUSD Restorative Practices website:             www.healthiersf.org/RestorativePractices
      • Developed and designed SFUSD RP workshop series
      • Developed RP Coach on-line daily log

    School Site Implementation Activities

    • All school sites offered opportunity to apply for intensive RP Coaching services (1 day every 2 weeks) to support Whole School Implementation
    • Introduction to RP presentations offered to all SFUSD school sites (Faculty and Staff)
    • RP Professional development offered to all SFUSD school sites as part of implementation roll out
    • Introduction to RP presentations offered to all School Site Councils and PTA’s
    • School Sites Identify RP Site Leaders (at participating school sites) * Stipend Position
    • RP Implementation Teams form (at participating school sites) *extended hours offered
    • Restorative circles and conferences facilitated at school sites (upon request)
    • School site RP implementation consultation and planning

         Whole School RP Coach Implementation Support:

    • Intensive RP Coaching services (RP Coach at school site 1 full day every 2 weeks)
    • School Climate Assessment
    • RP Implementation Team Leadership
    • SMART Goal setting
    • 1:1 consulting, observations, modeling, capacity building
    • Professional Development
    • Professional Learning  Communities
    • Progress Monitoring


    SFUSD Restorative Practices
     August – April 2011-2014 Activity Report

    **Please note: This data represents the District-Wide implementation activity of the SFUSD Restorative Practices Centralized Coaching Team, which began in December, 2010. It does not include any SFUSD site facilitated PD’s/Conferences/RP implementation. Many SFUSD schools have taken the initiative to implement RP at the site level, therefore the following data greatly under-represents district-wide Restorative Practices implementation.  Data in table below represents 2010-April of 2014

    SFUSD RP Team Activity
    (RP Coord. + 1.5 FTE)

    # of Mtgs/Pres/Trainings/ Circles…etc

    # of Participants (duplicated)

    Non-Site Specific presentations/trainings/Prof  Dev

    134

    1,745

    Site Consultation and Planning Meetings

    425

    1,227

    Intro to RP Presentations
    (school Sites) (45 min-1hr)

    104

    2,803

    RP Professional Development
    (School Site) (1 hr +)

    168

    4,095

    Full Day RP Trainings (6 hr)

    78

    2,380

    School Site RP Circles/Conferences

    98+

    1,338

    School Site Parent/Family Intro to RP Presentations

    43

    758

    Site Leader Prof Learning Comm.

    21

    542

    Site Administrator Prof Learning Comm.

    5

    37

    Phone Consultations

    122

     

    RP Coach Trainer of Trainer

    1

    47

     

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