Board Approves Limits on Restraint, Seclusion
FRANKFORT, KY - The Kentucky Board of Education has approved a new regulation that would limit the use of certain disciplinary actions in schools that involve physically restraining or secluding children.
The approval came Thursday at the board's meeting in Frankfort.
The regulation calls for using restraint or seclusion only if a child's behavior poses a danger of serious physical harm, and says the actions should be avoided.
The board also continued progress toward creating a foundation in Kentucky that would fund innovative projects. Members approved articles of incorporation for the foundation, to be called the Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky.
The board also agreed to retain David Karem as chairman for the next 12 months.