Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools

Published: 6/24/2016 11:38 AM


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.

New PBIS Video Modules In The Works
The production of new Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) modules will begin late this summer. Unfortunately, due to a late start, the videos will not be available before the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. The regulation outlining the use of physical restraint and seclusion in public schools (704 KAR 7:160) states that all staff shall be trained annually. However, the regulation does not state specific information related to when or how the training will be conducted. Districts who wish to complete the required annual training prior to the start of the 2016-2017 school year should utilize the training modules from previous years. This training also should include, as required by regulation, the district's policies/procedures and the relevant Kentucky Administrative Regulation.
The KET/PBS produced modules from PBIS I – III still satisfy the requirements for annual training. However, if districts prefer to wait for the new modules to be released, reasonable assurance can be provided that they will be completed before December 2016. The previous year's PBIS modules are linked below:

Robert Meacham
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Learning Services
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970
Fax (502) 564-6721