Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools

Published: 4/23/2014 4:19 PM


This page contains downloadable documents regarding the use of physical restraint and seclusion in public schools. The resources focus on best practice and systems of prevention to minimize the need to use intensive interventions such as physical restraint and seclusion.


On February 1, 2013, 704 KAR 7:160, Use of physical restraint and seclusion in public schools became effective. The text of the entire regulation is available here:
To assist you with implementation of the regulation, KDE has provided you with the following resources:


Release of Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools, a Web-based Option for the Training Required by 704 KAR 7:160, Use of Physical Restraint in Public Schools - The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in partnership with Kentucky Educational Television (KET), has developed a web-based option for the annual training required of all school personnel, pursuant to Section 6(1) of 704 KAR 7:160, Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools. Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools is a professional learning opportunity that focuses on positive behavioral supports and interventions to help school personnel increase appropriate student behaviors, decrease inappropriate or dangerous student behaviors and respond to unsafe situations. Positive intervention and support increases student engagement and instructional time, creating a school climate that can focus on college and career readiness.

This training consists of four (4) modules that include video footage from Kentucky schools that are effectively implementing positive behavioral intervention and support systems; endorsements of such systems by leaders from the behavior field, administrators and other school personnel; and video examples of evidence-based practices. The training also includes brief, focused, engagement activities.

Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools may be found at Users must either Sign up for FREE or Login with your PBS account. For assistance on enrolling and navigating through the course, download the User's Guide or watch the video tutorials on How to Enroll and Navigating the Course.
You may also register for Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools in the Educator Development Suite located inside CIITS. Once you are logged in, click on the Educator Development tab. In the PD search box type “Promoting Positive Behavior”. Choose the section you would like to attend and click register.
For additional questions, please contact Gretta Hylton at (502) 564-4970.


Sammie Lambert
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Learning Services
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970
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