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ERIC Number: EJ1169411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-9232
Restraints and Seclusion in US Public Schools: A Review of Existing Law, Policy, and Litigation
Jewell, Bill; Fraser, Emily; Hendricks, Randy
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, Fall 2017
In order for an educator to properly restrain or seclude a child, they should be made aware of the statutes, court cases, governmental policies, and terminologies that shape the legality of restraints and seclusions. This paper means to nurture that awareness. The paper is in an order that shows an evolution of the policies and laws about restraints and seclusion. First, relevant cases are identified and described. Second, federal policies and statutes related to student restraint and seclusion are discussed. Lastly, a policy framework is proposed for the legal restraint and seclusion of students in the public school setting.
Arizona Board of Regents, for and on behalf of Northern Arizona University. PO Box 4087, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Ingraham v Wright; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A