Section 160.263 provides that each school district's local board of education shall adopt a written policy that comprehensively addresses the use of restrictive behavioral interventions as a form of discipline or behavior management technique.
In response to the statute the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is developing a model policy on restraint and seclusion in schools. Recently the DESE held a meeting in which selected representatives of agencies, organizations and divisions of the DESE were given the opportunity to give input on the elements needed in the model policy.
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