Students who take responsibility for engaging in prohibited conduct that has caused minor harm (e.g., minor theft, property damage, community disruptions) may be offered the opportunity to participate in a restorative conference. These proceedings bring students who have caused harm together with harmed parties, community members, and co-facilitators to explore ways that the harm can be redressed. This process is voluntary for all parties. If the harmed party decides not to participate, the case may be referred to an Administrative Review Meeting, depending on the particular circumstances. If the responsible party decides not to participate, the case will be referred to an Administrative Review Meeting.
Procedures. Co-facilitators will conduct pre-conference meetings with all parties to review the expectations of the conference and answer questions. Dialogue during the conference will be regulated by the co-facilitators. All parties will be asked to describe their experience of the incident and its impact before the group considers ways the student who caused harm could repair that harm. Co-facilitators will guide the conversation toward agreements that are appropriate and manageable.
Outcomes. If parties reach an agreement, it is considered binding and the student who caused harm will be expected to fulfill the terms of the agreement. If the agreement is not upheld, negotiated community status outcomes will be implemented and the student may face additional disciplinary action. If the agreement is fulfilled, no official community status outcomes or further disciplinary action will result. If no agreement is reached during the conference, the case will be referred to an Administrative Review Meeting for resolution.