Bill would limit 'seclusion, restraint' in schools

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Senate committee report raises concerns over whether parents are informed when their children are strapped down, physically restrained or placed in seclusion in school to punish or control them.

The report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was to be released Wednesday. Committee Chairman Tom Harkin was also to introduce a bill that would prohibit the practice in schools. Under it, restraints would only be allowed in emergency situations. Parents would also be notified within 24 hours about the use.

Civil rights data released from the 2009-2010 school year found tens of thousands of incidents of seclusion and restraint in U.S. schools with 70 percent of the incident involving children with disabilities.

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