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.