Kentucky School Leaders Worried about Student Restraining Policy

Sep 21, 2012

Some Kentucky school superintendents are expressing concerns about a proposed state regulation on the use of student restraint. Pendleton County Schools Superintendent Anthony Strong told The Kentucky Enquirer that the proposal is too vague. He says there needs to be a better explanation of expectations.

Kentucky Department of Education spokeswoman Lisa Gross says the proposal is still in draft form and wording could be changed. A public hearing on the issue will be held Tuesday in Frankfort.

The issue came to the forefront late last year after state officials received three complaints about students being restrained or confined alone in small rooms. The department cited two schools for violating the rights of disabled students who were subjected to such treatment.