There’s a bipartisan effort at the state Capitol to ban special education teachers from secluding and restraining students.
Under the legislation, teachers could still restrain and seclude special needs students in emergency situations.
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley chaired the state’s special education task force, which recommended the ban. He has called the practices “barbaric” and “inhumane.”
“When you replace that with the positive behavior interventions and supports, the ability for teachers to teach more effectively and students to learn more goes up,” said Calley.