Bakersfield Elementary Middle School is working hard this year with the Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center to implement a school-wide restorative approach in our classrooms and school community.
Our restorative approach is focused on building and maintaining a strong sense of community connection, safety, and belonging. Our ultimate goal of introducing a restorative approach at BEMS is for all students to feel a sense of belonging and a desire to be at school. Restorative practices are a group of proactive practices aimed at building a strong, safe, and supportive community for all students; and responsive practices aimed at taking accountability and repairing relationships when things go wrong.
Our Restorative Practices Coach will be working weekly with all classes to identify and practice skills and strategies necessary for building the strong school community that we want to see for all students here at BEMS.
If you have any questions about our school’s use of restorative practices, or if you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Restorative Practices Coach, Camille Koosmann, at Camille.Koosmann@fnesu.org.