Enacted on February 1, 2013, the regulation establishes the requirements for the use of physical restraint and seclusion in districts and the notification and data reporting requirements for the use of physical restraint and seclusion in districts and does not prohibit the lawful exercise of law enforcement duties by sworn law enforcement officers.
By the start of the 2013-2014 school year, Logan County Schools adopted Board policy 09.2212, Use of Physical Restraint & Seclusion. The policy is available for review under Links (to the right).
The use of physical restraints is only required when the behavior of a student poses imminent danger to the student or others in the classroom. Every school has a Core Team that have been trained on the proper use of physical restraints, including annual updates for recertification. The use of restraints are designed to ensure the safety of all students, school personnel, and visitors.
As our policy states, restraints are never used or supported as: 1) punishment; 2) to force compliance or to retaliate; 3) as a substitute for appropriate educational or behavioral contact; 4) to prevent property damage; 5) as a routine school safety measure; or 6) as a convenience for staff.
Further questions regarding the use of physical restraints or seclusion within any of the schools of Logan County, please contact Shannon Batchelor at 270-726-2436 or by email.