North Spencer County School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

5630.01 - USE OF SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT WITH STUDENTS

Board Policy 5630.01 sets forth the School Corporationís plan for the use of seclusion and restraint with students. These administrative guidelines detail the responsibilities for implementing Board Policy 5630.01 and the Corporationís seclusion and restraint plan.

Implementation of PBIS and Staff Training:

The Superintendent directs that:

 

A.

Each building principal is responsible for the implementation of a Corporation-wide; system of positive behavioral interventions and supports ("PBIS") to address the behavior of all students in each building.

     
 

B.

Except in the case of an emergency, only individuals who have been trained in crisis prevention and intervention may initiate the use of seclusion or restraint with students.

     
 

C.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for providing all staff members with basic training about conflict de-escalation procedures, the dangers of seclusion and restraint, and procedures for contacting fully trained and certified staff when behavioral crises occur. This training must occur at least annually and will be provided upon hire to staff hired mid-school year.

     
 

D.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for determining a specific curriculum and method of providing training related to seclusion and restraint.

     
 

E.

Each building principal is responsible for selecting a core group of appropriate personnel to be trained in each building in crisis intervention techniques, which will include the use of seclusion and restraint procedures. This group shall be known as the building crisis intervention team.

Appointment of Coordinator and Committee:

The Superintendent appoints the responsible administrator as the Coordinator of data, planning and oversight of the use of seclusion or restraint procedures in the Corporation. The coordinator must maintain records of the use of seclusion or restraint in the Corporation and serve as chair of the committee referenced below or, if a standing committee is used, as co-chair along with the chair of the standing committee.

The Superintendent directs that the following committee is charged with conducting an annual review of all individual and program-wide data associated with this policy:

A standing committee, which, which shall include the aforementioned Coordinator, who will serve as co-chair along with the chair of the standing committee;

Following the annual review of data, the Superintendent directs the committee to identify any issues or practices that require further attention and provide written recommendations to the Superintendent for changes in Corporation policies or practices. This may include recommendations for changes to the Corporationís training program.

Documentation of Seclusion and Restraint:

The Superintendent directs the building principal (or designee) to:

 

A.

assign a member of the building crisis intervention team who responded to the incident to complete a Seclusion and Restraint Incident Report form and to provide copies of the completed form to the Coordinator referenced above, the parent of the student involved, and the studentís file.

 
 

B.

assign a staff member not involved with the incident to ascertain if the student has sustained any injury during the seclusion or restraint and document such injury or the lack thereof in the incident report referenced above, and, if the student has sustained an injury, to seek appropriate treatment of the student for the injury.

 

C.

assign a staff member (or members) to assist the student to process the event at the earliest appropriate time after the student has regained emotional and behavioral control.

 
 

D.

notify or designate a staff member to notify the student's parent or guardian of the use of seclusion or restraint as soon as possible following the incident but no later than the end of the school day in which the seclusion or restraint occurred.

 
 

E.

ensure that any seclusion implemented by staff members meets the criteria listed in Board Policy 5630.01 and address any failure to follow Board Policy 5630.01 with the responsible staff member(s) through, as appropriate additional training and/or disciplinary action.

 
 

F.

ensure that any restraint implemented by staff members meets the criteria listed in Board Policy 5630.01 and address any failure to follow Board Policy 5630.01 with the responsible staff member(s) through, as appropriate additional training and/or disciplinary action.

 
 

G.

monitor the building areas used for seclusion to ensure the seclusion environment meets the criteria listed in Board Policy 5630.01.

Approved 10/8/18

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