Schmitt, along with DPS, uses restorative practices to support resilience, empathy, and changing undesired behaviors. Restorative practices build community and promote healthy relationships among educators and students in order to teach the social-emotional and conflict-resolution skills necessary to reduce conflicts. Research proves that these practices change behavior and provide more positive experiences than punitive consequences that do not teach a new skill. All Schmitt staff have restorative skills to support students, additionally, we invest in our Culture Team which focuses on repairing harm and building positive relationships. This consists of our Principal, Assistant Principal, School Psychologist, Social Worker, and our Positive Support Paraprofessional.