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John Rieger of the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES Board of Education wins State School Boards’ highest award

FOR RELEASE: September 12, 2018


CONTACT: Al Marlin
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John Rieger, the president of the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) BOCES, has been named the winner of the New York State School Boards Association’s (NYSSBA) top award for school board service. He will receive the 2018 Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service at the Association’s Annual Convention in New York City.

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Less punishment in schools begins with relationship-building State sponsors training on restorative justice, seen as alternative to suspensions

On Board Online • September 3, 2018

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

As a roomful of principals, teachers and school social workers sat in circles of six or eight, they took turns sharing bits of personal information about themselves: "I play guitar in a band," "I have four grandchildren," and "I'm a guy who loves cats." It was hard, at first, to see what the exercise had to do with the subject of the training: "restorative justice."

Restorative justice, after all, is best known among school people as an idea that opens up alternatives to suspensions and other traditional forms of punishment for misbehavior in school, including bullying, verbal abuse, violence and other disruptions.

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