About the IssueThe Keeping All Students Safe Act in both the House (H.R. 1893) and Senate (S. 2020) will establish needed national minimum standards to protect all school children nationwide. Hundreds of children have been subjected to restraint and seclusion in school, resulting in death, injury, and psychological trauma. All too often, the victims have been children with disabilities.
The bills will strengthen protections in every state. The bills would ensure the safety of all students and school personnel and promote positive school culture and climate. The bills would promote the development of effective intervention and prevention practices, emphasize de-escalation, conflict management, and evidence-based practices shown to be effective in preventing physical restraint; and mandate the use of data-based decision-making and evidence-based positive behavioral interventions and supports. No longer will children be kept in restraint for hours.
Please join NCLD in supporting these bills.