Physical Restraint and Seclusion Training Requirement Update for the 2021-22 School Year
With the return to in person instruction, it is of the utmost importance to address the safety of both our students and staff in schools. After careful consideration, the KDE has determined not to seek a new waiver of 704 KAR 7:160
, Section 6(3)(c) which requires “Simulated experience of administering and receiving physical restraint, and instruction regarding the effect on the person physically restrained, including instruction on monitoring physical signs of distress and obtaining medical assistance”. It seems that vendors providing training have, in adjusting to COVID-19 restrictions, been very innovative in mitigating COVID-19 risks while meeting the simulated experience requirement. Should you have further questions or need additional assistance, please feel free to contact Jarrod Slone using the information at the bottom of this page.
Click on the link below to be redirected to the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports page for information on meeting training requirements or questions related to the PBIS requirements under 704 KAR 7:160: The Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools should follow guidelines set forth in the Behavior Data Standards.