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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  7:10 pm
Commenter: Kathy Hoback

Use of restraint

 Hello, as a special education teacher I can tell you that the use of restraint or seclusion is not something that we want to do. However, we as the teachers have to ensure the safety of all children in the room. I have only restrained one student and I am trained in the state approved method. I have been punched, and kicked so hard you could see toe prints and knuckles. I have been bite hard enough to need stitches. I have been peed on had poop thrown at me and literally been spit in too many times to count. Teachers have rights as well as the students. There needs to be a way to help the students with the behaviors. 

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