More and more schools are using something called restorative practices in an effort to reduce harmful verbal behavior and encourage positive behavior through building healthy relationships between students, educators and administrative staff.
The Roaring Fork School District is working to move towards more of these restorative practices. To educate parents and community members how these practices would benefit its students, they are holding a three day event series throughout the Valley.
Each event will give attendees the chance to ask questions and voice opinions about the use of these practices in the district.
Grace Tennant, the district’s Responsive Services Coordinator, said these practices promote community development and conflict management by repairing harm and building relationships.
The first event is Tuesday, November 12 at Basalt Elementary School from 5:30-7:00 p.m. At the same time, the events will be held at Roaring Fork High School on Wednesday, November 13 and Glenwood Springs Recreation Center on Thursday, November 18. The event will be held in Spanish starting each night at 7:00 p.m.