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ISC November Hot Topic: Restorative Practices in LMSD

Tuesday, November 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Academy Building

All parents and guardians are invited to learn more about how Restorative Practices are being used in the District at the ISC's November Hot Topic meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Academy Building (adjacent to BCMS).

Restorative Practices are techniques that focus on building relationships and a school culture that can proactively address challenging behavior. In this sense, interactions between students and adults are characterized by mutual respect and understanding. Interactions that are potentially negative are met with tools to repair any harm that has been done and to restore the relationship between the individuals involved. This is relevant due to the abundance of research that indicates the ineffectiveness and potential long-term harm of harsh punitive consequences which lack dialogue, relationship building, and an opportunity to promote positive culture and community.

Dr. Scott Eveslage, Assistant Superintendent, and Assistant Principals and members of the Achievement Imperative Task Force, Mike Johnson from Harriton High School and Sarah Stout from Welsh Valley Middle School, will discuss moving Restorative Practices forward within the District.

Note: the ISC is the umbrella organization for the ten Home and School Associations in Lower Merion School District with a mission to enhance education throughout the District by promoting communication amongst parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, the Board of School Directors and the general community. To learn more about the ISC, click here. Email for questions to be added to our mailing list.