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Congress Introduces Bill to Protect Students from Dangerous Seclusion and Restraint Practices

Congress has introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act.

The Keeping All Students Safe Act, introduced by Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08), Sen. Chris Murphy (CT), Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Ranking Member Patty Murray (WA), and Rep. Donald McEachin (VA-04) would make it illegal for any school receiving federal funds to seclude a child or use dangerous restraint practices that restrict breathing, such as prone or supine restraint.

The bill would also prohibit schools from physically restraining children, except when necessary to protect students and staff. Lastly, the bill would better equip school personnel with the training they need to address school-expected behavior with evidence-based proactive strategies.

Read the fact sheet HERE.

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