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.
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.