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Department of Education
State Board of Education
Mandate 615

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Use of seclusion and restraint in public schools
Purpose of legislation
Requires the Board of Education to adopt regulations on the use of seclusion and restraint in public elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth. The bill requires that such regulations be consistent with certain existing guidance documents; include definitions of terms, criteria for use, restrictions on use, training requirements, notification requirements, reporting requirements, and follow-up requirements; and address distinctions between certain student populations. The bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Commission on Youth
Legislation mandating a change Chap 142 (2015)
Chap 147 (2015)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 750 : Regulations Governing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 4336: Promulgating new regulation governing seclusion & restraint in public elementary & secondary schools
Latest Stage: Final
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