A PLACE FOR EVERYONE
The School’s Judicial Committee (JC) is a branch of the school’s democratic government that maintains the freedom, honesty and cooperation and safety of all members of the school. Any student or staff member who experiences a violation of a School agreement, can files a complaint with the Judicial Committee. Every complaint is documented and kept on file as a record of all student and staff behavior. The reports can be used to evaluate progress and to review for determining precedence in violations and facilitate the smooth functioning of the judicial process. Staff and students are equal members of the JC and hold one vote in all areas of responsibility. Reflecting due process and fair treatment of all, the JC maintains and reinforces the objectives, values, and laws of the School to ensure the safety, freedom, and support to all members. The Judicial Committee is responsible for addressing all matters of infringement and enforce reconciliation.
The JC requires assigned staff and students to meet everyday to insure all issues and improvements are handled with urgency and importance. Following a structured agenda with specified roles, staff and students conduct the JC to allow each member of the school’s community to be respectfully heard and addressed by the JC with their findings and conclusions. JC meeting can range from 15 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the attention needed to a matter. Reflecting society's democracy allows students to develop the understanding of the justice, fairness, trust, interdependence, compassion and forgiveness. The JC holds strong ideals in self-reflection and personal responsibility and forgiveness and restitution.