Thursday, July 1, 2021

Dallas ISD Stopping Suspensions with the creation of Reset Centers

With the second reading of the 2021-22 DISD Student Code of Conduct at the 6/24/21 Board Meeting, a major step toward the elimination of the Suspension alternative has been taken.  It will hopefully be finally approved at the next meeting.  See the draft being considered at https://go.boarddocs.com/tx/disd/Board.nsf/files/C3MVSQ81BDCB/$file/2021-2022%20Student%20Code%20of%20Conduct%20(Draft%20%236).pdf
In that document search for the word "reset" and you can find the changes being made with this wise addition.

In those secondary schools with School Time Capsule Projects re-activated since the pandemic, they will have a strong tool Reset Center Coordinators can use in helping students refocus on their own life goals they have documented for themselves and the dreams their parents have written about in their letters to them.

It is recommended that all Reset Center Coordinators be very familiar with the School Time Capsule Project in their school and have access to open the vault to retrieve letters to use with the students who had written them.  This may be a time that the student can update their letters and even ask each parent or other relatives to write a new letter to help in the refocusing process.

Time in the Reset Center could be well invested in helping a student refocus on their own personal goals and again updating those goals in their envelope in the School Time Capsule.

For an update on the project go to www.StudentMotivation.org.