Restraint and Seclusion, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) in Ohio Schools: What Parents Need to Know

Ohio law requires school districts to provide yearly notice to parents about their procedures related to the requirements of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and the emergency use of physical restraint and seclusion, including the local complaint process. The purpose of this law is for Ohio school districts to provide behavior supports and training to reduce and eliminate the need for emergency physical restraint and seclusion. The law requires that Ohio school districts:

  • Implement the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports framework in all (K-12) schools across the district.
  • Provide student personnel with professional development about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports .
  • Deliver specific training on ways to prevent the use of restraint and seclusion and safe restraint and seclusion practices when needed for emergencies.

This document is intended for families of all Ohio students so they can know about these school practices, advocate for their own child, and work with their schools to create safe and supportive learning environments for every child.

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