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Safe Schools

Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools

Published: 9/3/2020 12:52 PM

This page provides guidance and resources on the use of physical restraint and seclusion in schools. The page also provides best practice and systems of prevention to minimize the need to use intensive interventions such as physical restraint and seclusion in schools.

Data entered into the KSIS required by 704 KAR 7:160: The Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools should follow guidelines set forth in the Behavior Data Standards.

Restraint and Seclusion Frequently Asked Questions

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

The Kentucky Board of Education approved a prospective and conditional waiver of Section 6(3)(c) of 704 KAR 7:160 on May 7, 2020. This waiver applies to school personnel who have successfully completed Safe Crisis Management certification since January 1, 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, certifications issued since that date currently are eligible to be extended through June 30, 2021, upon virtual completion of additional training components outlined in 704 KAR 7:160, Section 6(3).

Jarrod S. Slone
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970 Ext. 4134

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