Transforming School Discipline Collaborative

Strategizing for Systemic change


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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.  Administrators’ Academy #1717 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. Below you will find a list and calendar of all upcoming trainings as well as a map of where we have conducted past trainings. 

Past Trainings

  • Berkeley

  • Bloomington

  • Chicago

  • Chicago Heights

  • DeKalb

  • Des Plaines

  • Gages Lake

  • Galesburg

  • Grayslake

  • Hillside

  • Homewood

  • Joliet

  • Lombard

  • Maywood

  • Mundelein

  • Naperville

  • Oak Park

  • O'Fallon

  • Oswego

  • Ottawa

  • Robinson

  • Roselle

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TSDC and its member organizations, steering committee members, and partners provide a variety of trainings that equip school-based professionals with the knowledge and tools to better school culture and climate. Some areas of expertise include racial bias, data and needs assessment, special education and bullying/harrassment. TSDC maintains a list of upcoming public trainings and convenings below:


June 2019

June 26 – Loyola School of Law, 2019 Education Law: A Year in Review (register here).

July 2019

July 24-25 – Umoja, Umoja University Summer Institute: Restorative Justice Foundations (register here).

August 2019

August 1 – Loyola School of Law and School of Education, Online Certificate in School Discipline Reform Fall term registration deadline (application information here).

June 27 – Informational webinar (register here).

June 17 – Scholarship deadline (for select groups, details here).

August 8-9 – ROE #17, Building Community: A Restorative Summit (register here, posted via IBARJ).

August 14-15 – Umoja, Umoja University Summer Institute: Restorative Justice Foundations (register here).   


TSDC’s member organizations, steering committee members, and partners also offer professional development trainings and consulting services tailored for individual stakeholders. TSDC mantains a referral directory of these services, which you can view below. TSDC receives no financial benefit from referral, and listed trainings are provided directly by partners.

TSDC Directory of School Discipline Professional Development Providers - June 2019

Please contact us directly with any further questions or for more information.