By Carol Britton Meyer
The 53-page Hingham Public Schools Equity & Inclusion Plan is being rolled out during the new school year, Asst. Supt. Jamie LaBillois told the School Committee recently.
The idea is to start implementation in 2021-2022, with a focus on "developing a sense of belonging among all members of the school community."
The plan is built upon a "restorative practices" foundation that is already underway, based upon building healthy relationships between educators and students; reducing, preventing, and improving harmful behavior; repairing harm and restoring positive relationships; resolving conflict; holding individuals and groups accountable; and addressing and discussing the needs of the entire school community.
"We want to use that sense of community to take a different approach," LaBillois said.
"We're all members of the same community, and if someone's behavior has wronged someone else, it's incumbent on that person to right that wrong."
Updates will be available during the school year.