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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  6:57 am
Commenter: Daniella Harold

Please stop using seclusion on our students in Virginia school districts.
As a parent, social worker and former SECEP employee I want to say that this is causing harm and trauma to children. The most vulnerable children, this is not something that should happen when families send their child to school. I as a TA saw alot of questionable actions by staff toward disabled children. Reading now almost a decade later that it's worse, has me concerned for my own children and will be bringing the topic up at my child's next IEP meeting to ensure his school doesn't use this type of behavior modification. I feel as if the schools should not traumatize children and then demand silence. We need to do better now and right the wrongs you've already committed by settling with families impacted truthfully.
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