The Kentucky Board of Education has approved a new restraint policy this week, which several educators argue is too vague. The new regulations would only allow teachers to physically restrain or seclude misbehaving students when they pose an immediate threat or physical harm. Several superintendents spoke at a public hearing last month against the policy. They argued teachers dealing with misbehaving students often need to make quick decisions, and the consequences aren’t spelled out in the policy.
Restraint Policy Approved by Education Board
By Devin Katayama, Kentucky Public Radio • Oct 9, 2012