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Rethink Discipline Implementation

In August of 2017, Michigan’s state discipline code dramatically changes, ending zero tolerance and requiring that lesser interventions be considered. We have gathered some resources to assist, everything from a summary of key law changes to recommendations for HOW to revise your code to a tool to analyze your code to model codes to professional development resources. Please email us if you have resources we should add. contact (at) studentadvocacycenter.org.

Summary of the Law

http://www.studentadvocacycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/RethinkDiscipline-KeyChanges.pdf

Code of Conduct Resources

Code of Conduct Revision Process
Code of conduct reviews should not be delayed until late summer. We map out a process based on research and field experience.
http://www.studentadvocacycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CodeofConductProcessUpdateRecommendations.pdf

Code of Conduct Self-Analysis Tool
http://www.studentadvocacycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/school.code_.self_.analysis.pdf

State Board of Education Model Code of Student Conduct:
http://everyvoicecountsmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Model-Student-Code-of-Conduct.pdf

Dignity In Schools Model Code
http://www.dignityinschools.org/files/DSC_Model_Code.pdf

Ypsilanti Community Schools
http://www.ycschools.us/downloads/district_14_15/student_code_of_conduct_revised_september_11_2014_1_20140915_140806_4.pdf

 

Ongoing Professional Development

Contact Student Advocacy Center if you are interested in having our Executive Director Peri Stone-Palmquist conduct a training in your district to explore ways to reduce suspensions and improve school climate. peri@studentadvocacycenter.org

Positive behavior approaches
https://consciousdiscipline.com
https://www.pbis.org/

Trauma Trainings
http://www.healingtheinsidechild.com
https://wmich.edu/traumacenter/directory/henry
Phillip Hamberg,  pdhamberg@comcast.net (early childhood)
http://www.monarchroom-traumainformededucation.com/

Mindfulness
Michigan Collaborative for Mindfulness in Education (MC4ME), http://www.mc4me.org/

Restorative Practices
http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/OfficesPrograms/ODR/Pages/Find-a-Mediation-Center.aspx
www.thesowercenter.com/contact.php
www.blackfamilydevelopment.org
http://schertzingcommunications.com/
www.iirp.edu
Restorative Circle Manual, goo.gl/iBHTSC

Cultural Humility
Shayla Griffin, shayla.r.griffin@gmail.com

Youth Voice
Neutral Zone’s Youth Drive Spaces training
http://neutral-zone.org/youth-driven-spaces/get-involved/

Social-Emotional Learning
http://www.casel.org/
Michigan Model for Health, http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-74638_72831_72836-362901–,00.html#one

School Learning Community – Experts
Michigan School Justice Partnership, http://www.school2prison.com/
Scott Menzel, smenzel@washtenawisd.org (restorative practices implementation, policy)
RJ Webber, rjwebber@novischools.net (restorative practices implementation)
Paul Salah, SalahP@resa.net  (cultural competence, PBIS resources, policy)
Cory McElmeel, mcelmeel@aaps.k12.mi.us (restorative practices implementation – peer restorative groups)
Dr. Sarena Shivers, shivers@redfordu.k12.mi.us (cultural competence, professional learning communities, trauma)
Scott Buchler, scott.buchler@nwschools.org (alternatives, school practices)
Abe Mashhour, mashhoi@dearbornschools.org

Overall Resources
http://www.endzerotolerance.org/
http://design.fixschooldiscipline.org/
https://beyondthestoplight.com/

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