In response to outcry from educators in and outside of Illinois about the legitimate need to use prone and supine restraint for certain diverse learners and the lack of notice to allow teams to identify alternative techniques, the Illinois State Board of Education amended its recent emergency rules to allow the practices on a limited basis if certain conditions are met. What are our initial insights from the amended rules?
Under the amendment, prone and supine restraint can only be used if the following requirements are met:
- Consider Contraindicating Factors. The school district or school has determined that no medical