For grant accountability and continuous improvement, yearly reports allow opportunity to reflect and plan for the work and growth of Restorative Practices in Saint Paul Public Schools.
Representatives of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT) and the Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) district administration jointly agreed that a pilot program of restorative practices as a strategy to improve school climate. The 2016-17 school year marked the first year of a three-year pilot study to implement restorative practices. Of 18 applicants, six schools were chosen for the pilot through a
competitive application process.
The 2018-19 school year marked the third year of a pilot project to implement Restorative Practices (RP) in twelve Saint Paul Public Schools. Three additional schools were added to project.
SPPS Restorative Practices Coordinator, Becky McCammon, and University of Minnesota Program Evaluator, Kara Beckman, presented at the Progressive Education Network (PEN) Conference in October 2019.