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Huffington Post: Bullied By The Badge (August 2016)

Huffington Post: Set To Stun (August 2016)

Safe Supportive Learning Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline: An Educator’s Action Planning Guide (2015)

Ed Source: Getting to the ‘why’ of school discipline disparities (August 2015)

OUSD: Impact of RJ in Oakland Schools.2011-2014 (2015)
OUSD Whole School Restorative Justice (2015)
OUSD Types of Circles by Tier (2015)
OUSD RJ in Schools, Restorative questions (2015)
OUSD Common Challenges in Circle (2015)
OUSD Circle Process (2015)
OUSD Circle Keeper Reflection Sheet (2015)
OUSD Bringing RJ Into Schools – David Yusem, OUSD (2015)
OSUD Sample Circle Prep Format Sheet (2015)
Oakland Unified School District Board Policy 5144.1 : eliminating all suspensions and expulsions for disruption/defiance (2014)


Use the below MOUs and our sample discipline policy template to draft a policy or resolution for your district. And, as always, contact us for help!


Pasadena Police and Pasadena Unified MOU (2013)

Pasadena Board Policy on Questioning and Apprehension of Students (2013)

Pasadena Administrative Regulations on Question and Apprehension of Students (2013)

Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools (requiring annual disaggregated reporting and complaint procedures) (2014)

LAUSD Discipline Foundation Policy  (February 2014)

LASPD Diversion Policy and Matrix (2014)

LASPD Arrest and Citation Reform Policy ( August 2014)

LASPD Reform Policy (August 2014)

LAUSD Discipline Foundation Policy  (February 2014)

LAUSD School Climate Bill of Rights (2014)

OUSD – City of Oakland COPS Grant MOU (2024)

OUSD Policy Re Law Enforcement Contacts for Administrators (2014)

OUSD Tracking and Reducing Student Contacts With and Arrests By Law Enforcement (2014)

SFUSD Safe and Supportive Schools Resolution (2014)