Implementing School Discipline Reform:   Strategies for Systemic Change

Administrator Academy #1717

SB 100 calls for schools to make changes in how students are disciplined, particularly as it relates to suspensions and expulsions.  This bill, now known as Public Act 99-0456, goes into effect on September 15, 2016.  This academy introduces participants to the requirements of the new law and provides strategies to reform disciplinary policies and practices through a prevention-oriented approach.  Participants will identify their district or school-specific discipline issues and learn how to apply principles and practices of restorative justice to address their most prevalent challenges.  It is encouraged that teams of administrators and other school staff directly involved in student discipline attend together.  

This academy is presented by an interdisciplinary team that includes a school psychologist, attorney, and restorative justice trainer.  To maximize participants’ learning, participants will be asked to collect and review their own district or school disciplinary data and policies in advance as part of a pre-academy activity.




  • May 5th – West 40 Intermediate Service Center (Hillside)

  • May 17th  – North Cook Intermediate Service Center (Des Plaines)

  • June 3rd – Professional Development Alliance (Joliet)

  • June 10th – South Cook Intermediate Service Center (Chicago Heights)

  • June 15th – DuPage Regional Office of Education (Lombard)

  • June 20th- Professional Development Consortium Regional Office of Education #33 (Galesburg)

  • June 22nd – West 40 Intermediate Service Center (Hillside)

  • August 9th - DeKalb Regional Office of Education (Dekalb)    

  • September 7th  – DuPage Regional Office of Education (Lombard)

  • September 13th – Regional Office of Education #35 (LaSalle, Marshall & Putnam) (Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby)

  • September 14th – Lake County Regional Office of Education (Grayslake)

  • November 1st  Lake Park High School East (Roselle)

  • November 29th – Regional Office of Education #12 (Clay, Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence & Richland Counties) (Robinson)

  • May 25th  Mundelein High School (Mundelein)