• Ten Best Practices to Consider When Implementing Seclusion in Schools
  • October 17, 2012 | Author: Melissa A. Gerber
  • Law Firms: Eastman & Smith Ltd. - Columbus Office ; Eastman & Smith Ltd. - Toledo Office
  • Recently, the U.S. Department of Education issued a publication outlining principles for schools to consider when developing or revising policies on the use of seclusion. Seclusion is the involuntary confinement of a student to a room or a space from which the student is not permitted to leave. Because there is no federal legislation on the use of seclusion in schools, this publication is merely guidance and the U.S. Department of Education has no enforcement authority at this time.