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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
[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
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 4/19/2019
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4/19/19  3:00 am
Commenter: Jessica Vermillion

protect our most vulnerable children

A place of learning should never become a prison. The severity of restraint on a child, especially one with a disability, is traumatic. This is a very real fear, and a lasting trauma being done to our most vulnerable kids. Once done, it cannot be undone. Knowing the statistics behind the high correlation between children with disabilities and their future involved with the Dept. of Juvenile Justice (and prison) why aren’t we investing in these kids now, rather than prepping them, and normalizing a life of prison later? Why is there no PTSD therapy? Why can’t reports become instantly available to parents, the State, and the dept. of Education when physical restraint and seclusion occurs?  End seclusion and restraint. 

CommentID: 71697