The Department of Education released a survey last week detailing the policies in place for the use of restraint and seclusion in schools in the states and territories. Polices, or the lack thereof, vary widely: Vermont, for example, has no formal guidelines governing how schools can restrain students, while Nevada has “stringent” requirements about specific conditions under which restraint can be used, as well as a formal process for filing violations. In Missouri, a 2009 law mandates localities create relevant policies by July 2011.
Click here to read the entire survey.
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