Restraints | Behavioral Interventions
NYS Education Department Resources
Each district and approved private school, special act school district, and State-operated school is required to establish a school district code of conduct and discipline that meets the requirements of Title 8 of the New York Code of Rules and Regulations (8 NYCRR) 1§100.2(l). Each school's code of conduct and discipline and behavioral interventions must be developed consistent with NYSED regulations that promote the use of positive behavioral supports and interventions and prohibit or limit the use of certain types of behavioral interventions for students.
- Prohibit the use of corporal punishment [8 NYCRR §§19.5];
United States Department of Education
Restraint and Seclusion in Schools: Resource Document
Outlines 15 guiding principles to help ensure that schools are safe and healthy learning environments for all students. This document does not set forth any new requirements, does not create or confer any rights for or on any person, or requires specific actions by any state, locality, or school district.
Fact Sheet: Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities
This guidance letter and series of questions and answers, issued by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), inform school districts how the use of restraint and seclusion may result in discrimination against students with disabilities in violation of Federal laws that prohibit disability discrimination, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Guidelines & Memos - Restraints | Behavioral Interventions in Schools
- Laws & Commissioner's Regulations - Restraints | Behavioral Interventions in Schools
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