• DESE Publishes Guidance on Changes to Physical Restraint and Time-Out
  • January 22, 2016 | Author: Tami Fay
  • Law Firm: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP - Quincy Office
  • On approximately July 31, 2015, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (“DESE”) published additional guidance on the implementation of physical restraint and time-out under the revised regulations at 603 CMR 46.00 et seq. Although the revised regulations are not effective until January 1, 2016, DESE has indicated that schools are strongly encouraged to begin working towards implementation in the fall of the 2015-2016 school year.