State lawmakers want schools to adopt formal policies governing the use of seclusion and restraint, which advocates for students with special needs say Indiana lacks.
Legislation that passed the Senate this week would establish a Commission on Seclusion and Restraint to develop a model for handling students with challenging behavior. Districts could build their own policies based on the state’s recommendations.
I’ll be co-hosting this week’s Noon Edition, WFIU’s public affairs show, taking questions about seclusion and restraint. Joining the conversation will be Kim Dodson, the associate director for the Arc of Indiana, and Kathy Bruner, the Community Based Special Education Coordinator for Monroe County Community School Corporation.