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Ending Seclusion and Restraints in Georgia Schools

Georgia, January 26, 2010
Lipson says, "Currently in Georgia it is a wild west. There is no requirement or rules or limitations whatsoever. It is bad because it's a dangerous practice."

Georgia's Department of Education will vote later this year on a proposal to end seclusion and restraints in school, a practice most often used with students with special needs.

"We're looking for the Department of Education to put safeguards forth that make this practice greatly reduced and eventually eliminated."

Forums are being held across the state on the topic, from Valdosta to Athens to Macon to Atlanta.

The Department of Education could vote on a proposal as early as May.

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