So far, the school’s work in empathy cultivation and restorative justice has proven successful. According to Molitor, the school has seen a dramatic positive shift in student behavior since the implementation of the restorative justice program, and they continue to reduce the amount of time that students spend out of class monthly.
As of last year, E. L. Haynes has almost completely stopped suspending students. Indeed, E. L. Haynes is well on its way to helping its families realize their hopes and dreams, especially the dreams for students to “love the world” and have “an exciting path to the future.”
By Laura White