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    In alignment with our Strategic Plan and District Equity goals, WCSD incorporates Restorative Practices in all aspects of our school community. Restorative practices are a relationship-based approach to problem solving. When used in response to a discipline incident, restorative dialogues, circles and mediations are guided by questions about what happened, who was impacted and how, the responsibility all parties bear, and repairing harm. Research suggests policies and practices rooted in restorative practices can be powerful strategies for establishing an equitable school culture, preventing conflicts from occurring, resolving the root causes of challenges when they do happen, and reducing exclusionary discipline outcomes like out-of-school suspension or expulsion.