Abuse & Neglect
Location: Washington, DC
The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights released this Data Snapshot Issue Brief examining demographic patterns in school suspensions and expulsions, including disability status.
Rep. Donald Beyer (D-CT) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced their own version of the Keeping All Students Safe Act. The bill is identical to that which the House approved in 2011.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) outlines the economic rationale against using restraint and seclusion in this policy paper.
Advocates are urging reintroduction of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, which was previously introduced by Rep. George Miller in 2013 during the 113th Congress. The bill establishes federal minimum safety standards to limit the use of restraint and seclusion, requires school officials to be trained and certified before practicing restraint, and bans the use of mechanical and chemical restraints.