Examples of Positive Discipline Policies

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Here you will find examples of policies from across the country that incorporate positive discipline approaches including restorative practices and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). 


Restoring Justice to Our Schools Report (2016) (Document)

On January 18, 2016 Dignity in Schools Campaign member New Settlement Parent Action Committee of New York City released the Restoring Justice to Our Schools report.

New Jersey Positive Behavior Supports in Schools Initiative (Document)

Here you will find an introduction to New Jersey's 2013 Positive Behavior Supports in Schools Initiative (PBSIS). The New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education in collaboration with The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center – UMDNJ-RWJMS has been implementing trainings and technical assistance on the PBSIS initiative.

Revised Minneapolis Public Schools Code of Conduct (Document)

Here you will find the revised Minneapolis Public Schools code of conduct that became effective on August 2014. DSC member Minnesota Education Equity Partnership and allies worked with the district to ensure that schools will use restorative practices when addressing school discipline matters. 

Denver Discipline Policy (Document)

Here you will find links to the Denver Public Schools Code of Conduct adopted in 2008 as a result of a youth-led campaign by Padres y Jovenes Unidos

Attachment A - Intervention Chart 

Restorative Services: Bringing a Framework for Improved School Culture to Public Schools (Document)

A new program is bringing restorative practices to schools (Sep 2010).

Los Angeles Unified Discipline Foundation Policy (Document)

Here you will find information about a district-wide School Wide Positive Behavior Support Policy passed in the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2007 as a result of a parent-led campaign by Community Asset Development Re-Defining Education (CADRE)