2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

Chief Patron: Vogel
Evaluation / Report on Recommendations of Restorative Practices in Schools

Item 132 #8s

Item 132 #8s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2017 $0 FY2018 $50,000 GF

Page 114, line 11, strike "$13,604,331" and insert "$13,654,331".


(This amendment provides funding for a comprehensive evaluation of restorative practices and other similar approaches used by Virginia school division to address school discipline, school-based arrest, and school climate issues. Such evaluation shall include but not be limited to: 1) criteria used to refer incidents to restorative or diversion programs; 2) an examination of the programs' effect on suspension, expulsion, other out-of-school consequences, and school-based arrest rates; 3) barriers to meaningful implementation of such programs; 4) student, staff (including support staff), and administrative feedback; 5) consultation with state practitioners, advocates, and researchers of restorative programs; 6) the impact of such programs on discipline and arrest rates of students by race/ethnicity and disability; 7) policy and/or budgetary recommendations regarding statewide adoption and implementation of restorative and diversion practices in schools; and 8) the public release of a report of the process, findings, and recommendations of the evaluation by November 1, 2017.)