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Equity in School Discipline Collaborative

REL Northwest is facilitating this cross-state collaborative, which brings together state education agencies, educational and community-based organizations, and institutions of higher education in Oregon and Washington to address the issue of equity in school climate and discipline.


With REL Northwest's support, the collaborative is:

  • Designing professional development tools to increase practitioners' knowledge in using data and evidence to improve school discipline policies and practices
  • Providing opportunities for members to network and to share lessons learned regarding the implementation of state-level school discipline reform legislation


Changes in Exclusionary and Nonexclusionary Discipline in Grades K-5 Following State Policy Reform in Oregon

Are State Policy Reforms in Oregon Associated with Fewer School Suspensions and Expulsions?

School Safety for Students | Educators | Parents & Caregivers

Strengthening Relationships with Students from Various Backgrounds

Using Data to Promote Equity in School Discipline

School Discipline Data Indicators: A Guide for Districts and Schools


  • Lisa Bateman, Education Student Services Program Specialist, Oregon Department of Education
  • David Putnam, Director, Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention
  • Mark McKechnie, Senior Consultant for Equity in Student Behavior, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Teri Lewis, Statewide Advanced Tier Coordinator and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Consultant, Boise State University
  • Teresa Ferrer, Professional Practice Consultant, Oregon Education Association
  • Michael Dellerba, Principal, Tigard-Tualatin School District
  • Benjamin Kates, Assistant Principal, Oregon City School District
  • Eoin Bastable, PBIS Consultant, NW PBIS Network
  • John Lenssen, Consultant, John Lenssen & Associates
  • Zinnia Un, District Equity Coordinator, Tigard-Tualatin School District
  • Amy Green, Special Education Teacher, Oregon City School District


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