SEL Awardee

Phillip Taylor

Luther Burbank High School
Sacramento City Unified School District
Sacramento, CA
“The 'Community Restoration Project' (CRP) has developed a simple, cost-effective approach to school discipline that any secondary school discipline office can implement in order to achieve a restorative approach. It is a school discipline plan that not only responds in a restorative way to the incident that led to an office referral but that can also respond each student's deeper, underlying issues and relates with the student and their struggles to be successful. CRP does this in a time-efficient, transparent and cost-effective way, fostering effective communication between teachers, students and administration. CRP also provides 'layers' of adoption so that each school can find a way to develop a restorative discipline process that fits their existing discipline process. Higher levels of adoption can even efficiently implement proactive approaches to restorative discipline that seek out 'hot spots' at the school-site and prevent excessive referrals and the subsequent suspensions before they happen.”
Tags: High School, Mentorship, Restorative Practices, Students Affected by Suspensions, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban