The Board of Education acknowledges safety for students and staff is always the number one priority. There may be times when a student’s behavior escalates to the point where the student’s actions present an immediate potential for causing harm to persons or property. Every effort should be made to prevent the need for the use of restraints or seclusion. However, recognizing there may be times when those techniques are required, the Board of Education adopted policy governing their use.
Additional emergency safety intervention resources are now available on the Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) website.
A Family Guide to the Use of Emergency Safety Interventions (Seclusion and Restraint) in Kansas, http://www.ksdetasn.org/resources/409. This document may be used by schools to inform families of their rights under Emergency Safety Interventions law.
A webinar entitled Emergency Safety Interventions: Requirements, http://www.ksdetasn.org/resources/411. This recorded webinar may be used to train staff in all of the requirements from the emergency safety interventions regulations and statutes. There is also a PowerPoint presentation with the same information contained in the webinar, http://www.ksdetasn.org/resources/410.