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File #: 22-0133R    Version: 0 Name: Request for City Action - Calling on Dr. Sonja Santelises and the Baltimore City Public School System to Implement Restorative Practices
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/12/2022 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/12/2022
Enactment #:
Title: Request for City Action - Calling on Dr. Sonja Santelises and the Baltimore City Public School System to Implement Restorative Practices For the purpose of calling upon the CEO of the Baltimore City Public School System, Dr. Sonja Santelises, the Chief of Schools, John Davis, and the Board of School Commissioners to create an expedited plan to implement foundational restorative practices training in all City schools before the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Sponsors: Zeke Cohen
Indexes: Baltimore City Public School System, Request for City Action
Attachments: 1. 22-0133R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Cohen



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for City Action - Calling on Dr. Sonja Santelises and the Baltimore City Public School System to Implement Restorative Practices
For the purpose of calling upon the CEO of the Baltimore City Public School System, Dr. Sonja Santelises, the Chief of Schools, John Davis, and the Board of School Commissioners to create an expedited plan to implement foundational restorative practices training in all City schools before the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
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Restorative practices (RP) is an evidenced-based approach to teaching young people conflict resolution, mediation, and accountability. School districts around the country have increasingly implemented RP to improve institutional climate by building meaningful relationships in school communities, reframing school discipline, and supporting student safety, well-being, and success. This transformational approach centers student voice and agency and enhances student engagement and participation in their own learning.

In April 2018, the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) CEO Sonja Santelises committed that Baltimore City would become a restorative practices district by 2023. Together with The Open Society Institute (OSI) and the Family League of Baltimore, BCPSS committed to developing a strategic plan to, at a minimum, implement restorative circles in all Baltimore ...

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