|CA||Signed into law 09/2014||P-12||Homeless Students|
From bill summary: Provides that if an individual with exceptional needs is a homeless child or youth, and the local educational agency has proposed a change of placement due to an act for which a decision to recommend expulsion is at the discretion of the pri...
|NH||Signed into law 08/2014||P-12||Child Restraint and Seclusion in Schools|
Modifies existing requirements limiting the use of child restraint practices to include schools. Modifies "restraint" definition to include actions by school staff to immobilize the freedom of movement of the person's torso, arms, head, or legs. Clarifies that...
|AK||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Restraint and Seclusion Policies|
Requires school boards to adopt, as part of a written school disciplinary and safety program, policies and procedures with standards for the use of restraint and seclusion of students. Requires the policies to: (1) prohibit the restraint or seclusion of a stud...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Seclusion and Restraint|
Prohibits the use of seclusion, chemical restraint or mechanical restraint in public schools. Prohibits the use of physical restraint unless a student's behavior poses an imminent danger to the student, school personnel or others. Establishes limits on the typ...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Use of Seclusion and Restraint|
Clarifies that provisions related to the use of seclusion and restraint of students with exceptionalities do not apply to a student identified as gifted or talented or the student's parent, unless the student has been identified as also having a disability. ht...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 04/2013||P-12||Restraint of Students|
This Resolve directs the Department of Education to amend its rules regarding restraint of students. Specifies the conditions under which students may be restrained.
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Restriction or Isolation As Discipline|
Amends law to begin with the 2013-14 school year to include policies for the confinement of pupils left alone in an enclosed space. Lists required processes for parental notification and consent.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Foster Children (Including Pupils with Disabilities), and Disciplinary Issues|
From bill summary: Requires each local education agency (LEA)'s educational liaison for foster children, if so designated by the LEA superintendent, to notify the attorney and the appropriate representative of the county child welfare agency for a foster child...
|WI||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraint in Public Schools, Including Charter Schools|
Creates a new provision relating to the use of seclusion and physical restraint on pupils in public schools, including charter schools. Defines "covered individual" and limits use of seclusion or physical restraint to those individuals (teachers or student tea...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Prone Restraints|
Allows a school district to continue to use prone restraints with certain conditions until August 1, 2012. Requires the department to report back to the legislature on the use of prone restraints. (Article 3, Sec 1)
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Student Discipline -- Seclusion and Restraints|
Relates to the use of seclusion and physical restraint to address the behavior of students with exceptionalities. Provides definitions and clarifies under which circumstances seclusion and restraints can be used. If a student is involved in five incidents in a...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Isolation and Restraint|
Requires isolation and restraint to be imposed by school personnel who have been certified for completing a behavior intervention training program or other school personnel when trained personnel are not immediately available. Deletes the definition of state-a...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Corporal Punishment/Students With Disabilities|
Prohibits schools from administering corporal punishment on a student with a disability whose parent or guardian has stated in writing that corporal punishment will not be administered on that student. Requires schools to provide to the parents or guardians a ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Discipline of Special Education Students|
Allows any school resource officer who witnesses an offense by a student receiving special education to take the student into custody.
|CO||Adopted 12/2009||P-12||Student Restraints Policy|
1 CCR 301-45
Outlines the procedures to be followed in the administration of restraint of students, staff training, documentation requirements, and the review of the use of restraint.
Restraints shall only be used in an emergency and with extreme caution and is limited to...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Code of Conduct/Exceptional Student Violations|
Relates to due process hearings for exceptional students; permits school personnel to consider any unique circumstances on a case-by-case basis when determining whether a change in placement is appropriate for a student who has a disability and violates a dist...
Prohibits an educational provider from using chemical restraint, mechanical restraint, physical restraint, or seclusion, for the purpose of coercion, discipline, convenience, or retaliation by staff against a pupil. Provides certain exemptions. Relates to stud...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Special Education Isolation and Restraint Modernization and Positive Behavioral Supports Act|
Enacts the Special Education Isolation and Restraint Modernization and Positive Behavioral Supports Act; ensures that every student receiving special education services is free from unreasonable, unsafe and unwarranted uses of isolation and restraint; promotes...
|GA||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||Special Education|
Revises rules regarding special education, including the rights of children and parents and assists educational agencies to provides for such and education.
Purpose for Exceptional Students Rules: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-7...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Study Commission on Methods of Restraint|
Requires the Department of Education's division of special education to collect data on and report to the Chairs of the House and Senate Education Committees the following information:
(1) The number of special education classes by local education agency;
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Autism and Asperger's Syndrome Training|
Requires every school corporation police officer to complete training to enable the officer to appropriately deal with individuals with autism and Asperger's syndrome. Allows a governing body to adjourn its schools to allow teachers, school administrators, and...
|NY||Adopted 12/2006||P-12||Standards for Behavioral Interventions|
Title 8 NYCRR sections 19.5, 200.1, 200.4, 200.7 and 200.22
Establishes standards for behavioral interventions, including aprohibition on the use of aversive behavioral interventions; to provide for achild- specific exception to the prohibition on the use of aversiveinterventions; and to establish standards for program...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Special Education Provisions|
Adds interpreting services, social work services, and school nurse services designed to enable a child with a disability to receive a
free appropriate public education as described in the individualized education program of the child. Clarifies that "Related s...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Seclusion and Restraint of Students|
Clarifies the permissible use of seclusion and restraint in public schools and to provide for training in management of student behavior.One section states that It is the policy of the State of North Carolina to:
(1) Promote safety and prevent harm to al...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Bullying|
Adds a new section: Sec. 25.0341 and amends several other sections. Defines "bullying. Requires, on the request of a parent or other person with authority to act on behalf of a student who is a victim of bullying, the board or its designee to transfer the st...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Cognitive Behavior Therapy|
Requires the department of education, in cooperation and consultation with the state board of education, shall conduct a study of the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy for elementary and secondary public school students with persistent behavioral proble...
|MD||Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||Provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education|
COMAR 13A.05.01.13 thru .16; 13A.05.02.04, .05, .13; 13A.08.04.01 thru .06
Ensures State Regulations are in conformance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Implements standards for student behavior intervention practices requiring local school systems and certain other institutions that receive certain State ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Discipline of Special Education Students|
Relates to school district disciplinary action against a student with a disability who receives special education services. Any disciplinary action regarding a student with a disability who receives special education services that would constitute a change in...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Discipline of Special Education Students|
Any disciplinary action regarding a student with disabilities that would constitute a change in placement under federal law may only occur after a manifestation determination review has been conducted by the student's admission, review, and dismissal committe...
|KY||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Suspension of Special Education Students|
Relates to exceptional children and youth; clarifies a change in educational placement occurs if, due to a suspension, an exceptional child is removed for more than 10 consecutive days during a school year or the child is subjected to a series of removals that...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Review of Regulations Related to Student Restraints|
Resolve No. 9., (LD 22) Provides for legislative review of the regulations of the Department of Education governing timeout rooms, therapeutic restraints and aversives in public schools and approved private schools....