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[under development] Regulations Governing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 750]
Action Promulgating new regulation governing seclusion & restraint in public elementary & secondary schools
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Comment Period Ends 4/19/2019
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4/19/19  7:33 am
Commenter: Danielle Adams

Restraint and Seclusion in schools
 
Children should not be restrained or secluded in any instance. Research shows how damaging these practices can be to adults who has been put in solitary confinement while in prison, so image what it is doing to these children. Particularly those with disabilities who already suffer enough by having to deal with these people who either unqualified to be handling these children or don't care enough to do things the right way. There are healthier means of discipline and better ways to stop a child from harming themselves or other. Some schools send problematic children to a relaxation or therapy room and the results are incredible. Teachers who care about their students would never do this and they should not be protected under the law. If someone saw a parent dragging their child and then restraining them, they would call social services. Why should we allow teacher to treat our youth this way?