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Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices at BIS

At BIS, we foster positive relationships and a strong sense of belonging among all our community members. As members of the BIS community, we believe that when harm is caused to a member of our community, we can repair and restore relationships through restorative practices.


BIS Restorative Practices 

  • Community circles
  • Peer Talk
  • Restorative circles
  • Restorative conferences
  • Peer Council 


Restorative Practices cultivate students' sense of belonging through proactive community building and responses to misbehavior that repair the harm they did and restore the relationships that their actions damaged.


The use of restorative practices has been proven to decrease misbehavior, reduce the need for disciplinary actions, increase perceived safety, and increase academic achievement campus-wide.

Comparison chart of Traditional vs. Restorative Approaches