Restorative Practices at Northampton Public Schools
Change is inevitable. It is constant. Together, as a school community, we can shape the change we want to see at Northampton Public Schools and beyond.
Restorative Practices, not as a social services program or a discipline system, but as a transformational movement, provides a lens through which we can shape meaningful relational connection and social/emotional support at every level of our school community. The district has already committed to integrating Restorative Practices in its policies and now is the time to shape how those policies look in practice.
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Nellie Mae Foundation for the rest of this school year to grow Restorative Practices at Northampton Public Schools. With this funding we will form a multi-stakeholder, multigenerational team to:
collectively learn about the Restorative Practices paradigm,
hear about what restorative work has happened and is happening at NPS,
envision the school community we want to grow,
create a multi-year plan to meaningfully implement a district-wide Restorative Practices approach grounded in relationship, belonging and accountability.
We are looking for a diverse representation of students/young people, family members, educators, support staff, administrators who are interested in this initiative. People who join the team will be compensated for their time and have childcare provided during future meetings. You do not need to know anything about Restorative Practices to join.
Come learn more at our first of many* information sessions:
WEDNESDAY, March 1st, 2023
From 6:00-7:15 pm
Join us on Zoom! (REGISTER BELOW)
*future in-person sessions will be scheduled at NPS school sites during the month of March. If you can't make this virtual session, or wish to attend more than once, stay tuned! Collaborators on this project include: