Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Schools: The Legal Issues

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DIANE Publishing, 2011 - School discipline - 12 pages
Seclusion and restraint have been used in various situations to deal with violent or non-compliant behavior. This report focuses on the legal issues concerning the use of these techniques in schools, including their application both to children covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and to those not covered by IDEA. Contents: Introduction; Background; Definitions; Constitutional Issues; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Statutory Provisions; IDEA Judicial Decisions Involving Seclusion and Restraints; State Laws and Policies; Federal Legislation. Illustrations. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.

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