• Student Restraint and Seclusion

    PPS Administrative Directive: 4.50.060-AD Student Restraint and Seclusion


    In 2011, the Oregon Legislature passed a statute making changes to physical restraint and seclusion practices in schools, effective July 1, 2012. PPS revised its Student Restraint and Seclusion 4.50.060-AD to incorporate the provisions of the new law. PPS continues to use the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) program, developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute. These rules apply to ALL students for ANY use of physical restraint or seclusion implemented by school personnel.

    Restraint and Seclusion Procedures (PDF) A comprehensive PPS guide to procedures, forms and timelines for use of physical restraint or seclusion in schools.

    Administrative Approval (PDF Fillable) If a physical restraint or seclusion by school staff lasts for more than 30 minutes, every15 minutes after the first 30 minutes a building or special education administrator must provide written authorization for the continuation of the physical restraint or seclusion and provide the reason for the continuation.

    Restraint and Seclusion Incident Report (Fillable) This form must be completed (online) for any use of physical restraint or seclusion, and must be sent to the parent/guardian. The form has two parts - the incident report and the debriefing form. The incident report must be sent to the parent within one school day and the debriefing must be completed and sent to the parent by the end of the second school day following the incident. For more information, see PPS Restraint and Seclusion Procedures.

    Information Sheet for School Staff about Restraint  (PDF) Information sheet designed for use with all school staff to increase awareness of definitions, rules and responsibilities for use of physical restraint.

    Information Sheet for School Staff about Seclusion (PDF) Information sheet designed for use with all school staff to increase awareness of definitions, rules and responsibilities for use of seclusion.

    In the event a staff member is injured during a restraint or seclusion they must:

    Report the injury as soon as possible to their immediate supervisor. In addition, they are to follow the steps below in order to report the injury.

    •  Go to PPS Risk Management site:  https://www.pps.net/risk-management
    •  Click on “Forms and Links” located on the left side of the page
    •  Click on “Employee Accident Report and Workers Compensation (801)”
    •  Log in using your PPS username/password
    •  Follow the reporting procedures
    •  Complete the Incident Report and check the box “Staff injury”

    In the event a student is injured during a restraint or seclusion staff must:

    •  Report the injury to the principal or principal designee immediately
    •  Complete the injury report form located on the RISK Management site:  https://www.pps.net/Page/242
    •  Complete the Incident Report and check the box “Student injury”

    Link to Reporting Form

    Link to Reporting User Guide

    Restraint and Seclusion Data