If you visit CPI’s Prevention Perspectives website, or read our Supportive Stance newsletter, you might have read a recent report we posted that summarizes the education-related legislative activity that has taken place so far in 2011.
In that report, we included the latest information on federal bill HR 1381 (previously introduced in 2010 as HR 4247), which was reintroduced in the House this month. Known as the Keeping All Students Safe Act, the bill passed in the House last year, but never made it to the Senate. Because no action was taken before year end, reintroduction was required in 2011. If passed, the bill will limit the use of physical restraint and seclusion in schools through the creation of safety standards that will be similar to those that are already established in hospitals and other facilities.
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