CLEAR Public Charter School is a proposed charter school.
CLEAR will utilize restorative practices as a discipline model that is not without consequences but puts its focus on reflection, honesty, integrity, learning from mistakes, taking ownership and restoring what has been lost or taken away. We know that children make mistakes and that a caring respectful relationship is key in guiding their future successes in decision making. CLEAR will use restorative practices that foster belonging while building a sustainable school culture and community. These practices will include but are not limited to: classroom circles, student reflections, collaborative conversation, compassion and empathetic modeling, a resolution of issues through conferences, behavioral contracts, teaching conflict resolution, daily SEL, limiting school push outs, maintained classroom and instructional time, focus on a sense of community, building of a whole school commitment. (International Institute of Restorative Practices, Porter, 2007)