Transforming School Discipline Collaborative
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In September 2016, Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) went into effect with the goals of transforming school discipline policies and practices, ending an era of zero tolerance in Illinois, and encouraging schools to find alternatives to suspension and expulsion. More than a year into implementation across our state, we ask ourselves: What has happened in Illinois schools since SB100 passed? What changes have schools made to implement the new law? How do we measure progress? What do we need to better support schools and communities in this transformation process?

On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 9am-1:30pm we invite you to join us for “SB100: Where are We Now?,” a reflective conference that will examine the impacts of SB100 on the Illinois education community. This conference will include opportunities to:

  • Gain insight into SB 100 implementation through presentations by researchers, policy experts, and advocates;

  • Discuss the impact of SB 100 in the day-to-day lives of educators and students; and

  • Engage in a collective discussion with a variety of stakeholders on how to move forward.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is free but space is limited, so register early below!


We are now seeking proposals for "District Spotlights"* to be featured at the 2018 "SB100: Where Are We Now?" convening on Thursday, March 22nd from 9:00AM-1:30PM at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. "District Spotlights" are opportunities during the convening to showcase the best and promising practices Illinois schools have undertaken to reform school discipline systems and advance the goals of SB100.

*The term "district" is meant to include charter schools or other educational programs.

The "District Spotlights" will provide two distinct opportunities during the convening:

  1. A select number of proposals will be offered an opportunity to lead a 40-minute breakout workshop with convening participants; and
  2. Several additional proposals will be offered the opportunity to participate in our Gallery Walk, a collection of visual displays highlighting district efforts that will be available throughout the event.

The deadline for all proposal submissions is Monday, February 26th at noon. All proposing schools/districts will be notified of selections no later than March 2, 2018.

Conference Theme: "SB100: Where Are We Now?" is a reflective conference that will examine the impacts of SB100 and school discipline reform efforts on the Illinois education community.

Efforts we want to "spotlight" include but are not limited to the following:

  • Restorative practices implementation
  • Integration of mental health services
  • Strategies to reduce racial, disability, or gender disparities; other efforts to advance equity
  • Trainings for teachers, administrators, or other school personnel
  • Wrap-around services or community referrals/partnerships
  • Innovative changes to school policies
  • Procedural checklists or guidance for school personnel
  • Staff, parent, and/or student advisory committees


Check back soon for more information.


Check back soon for more information.



Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Kasbeer Hall

25 E. Pearson St.

Chicago, IL 60611


Loyola University Chicago School of Law is located two blocks from the Chicago Avenue Red Line stop. It can also be reached via the 66 or 36 bus lines. Parking information coming soon.

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