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State Rejects Greenfield Seclusion Rooms for Students with Disabilities

Wisconsin, January 8, 2010
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has rejected the Greenfield School District's plan to use federal stimulus dollars to construct seclusion areas for students with disabilities and informed districts statewide that federal special-education funds should not be used for such purposes.

The Greenfield School Board in December approved a plan that would have used $131,000 of the more than $1 million it received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to construct seclusion and segregation areas at its elementary and middle schools. Part of the money also would have gone to construct a life-skills classroom at the middle school to prepare cognitively disabled students for life after high school.

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