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.

Vegetarian-friendly breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please note we are unable to accommodate other dietary restr

We have reached capacity for this event and are now running a waitlist. 


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


8:30 am - Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 9:15 am - Welcome and Introduction

  • Administrator or Faculty, Loyola
  • CLC

9:15 - 9:35 am - Reflections on SB100 and Its Goals

  • Senator Lightford
  • Questions

9:35 - 10:20 am - Implementation of SB100: What Do the Data and Research Show? PART 1

  • Panelists: ISBE, Teach Plus 
  • Questions

10:20 - 10:30 am - Break

10:30 - 11:15 am - Implementation of SB100: What Do the Data and Research Show? PART 2

  • Panelists: Dr. Pamela Fenning & Loyola School of Education Team, Educators for Excellence (E4E), Dr. Dan Koonce
  • Questions

11:15 - 11:40 am - Warmup/Reflections on SB100—Perspectives of Young People

  • Representatives from VOYCE

11:40 am - 11:45 pm - Elevator Pitches from District Spotlights

11:45 - 12:00 pm - Pick Up Boxed Lunches & Transition to Breakout Rooms

12:05 - 12:45 pm - Working Lunch & Small Group Discussion

  • Identify legislative, policy, resource, and training reforms to advance SB100’s objectives

12:45 - 1:25 pm - Breakout Sessions: Promising School and District Practices

  • Indian Prairie School District 204
  • Building Bridges/Special Education District of Lake County
  • District 89: Maywood, Melrose Park & Broadview
  • Teacher-Student Mediation (implemented at Centennial High School in Champaign Unit 4)
  • Niles West High School: Peer Reconciliation Committee
  • Chicago Public Schools Office of Social Emotional Learning and Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School

1:25 - 1:30 pm - Conclusion (In Breakout Rooms)


Check back soon for more information.


Check back soon for more information.



Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Kasbeer Hall, 15th Floor

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. For local parking options, please click here.

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