True Community-Based Decision Making

 

Free School students share responsibility with teachers for resolving conflicts and school problems through our student-led council meeting system.  Through this process kids quickly become fluent with the ins and outs of real participatory democracy.  The meetings are run by Robert’s Rules of Order and afford the opportunity to explore matters in great depth if necessary. When the issue is an interpersonal conflict, the meeting becomes a supportive circle where real emotional healing takes place.