As we previously reported, effective immediately, school districts must comply with ISBE emergency rules for the use of seclusion and restraint. To comply with the emergency rule, districts will need to take the following steps:
- Adopt or Update Board Policy: Districts must have a legally compliant policy before using either seclusion or restraint.
- Stop Using Seclusion or Restraint to Maintain Order: The new rule restricts the use of time out and physical restraint to therapeutic purposes or as a means of maintaining a safe environment, to the extent necessary to preserve the safety of students and others. ISBE removed