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Weekly Planner: Bill To Require School Seclusion & Restraint Policies Gets Vote

Indiana lawmakers will consider several education initiatives this week.

A Senate proposal to require Indiana schools adopt formal policies governing the use of seclusion rooms and physical restraint goes to the House this week. If SB 345 passes, it would also establish a commission to develop a statewide model plan ahead of the 2014-15 school year.

We’ve reached the point in the session where several proposed education bills are moving through the General Assembly, including a bill that would expand the state’s voucher program.

We noted last week that last-minute amendments scraped extending eligibility to incoming kindergartners. Now the proposal lets students who attend schools who received an F from the state last year receive a voucher to attend private school.

Also headed to the Senate floor: Legislation intended to curb the number of Indiana students seeking waivers to graduate from high school.

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