State Board of Education considering ESI changes

By Kansas Association of School Boards
December 09, 2014

The Kansas State Board of Education today again will consider changes to the regulations governing the use of seclusion and restraint of students in public schools.

The Disability Rights Center of Kansas says there should be a uniform standard throughout all school districts and the current process favors local school boards over parents and students when there are disputes.

KASB, however, has raised concerns about the proposed revisions to what are called the Emergency Safety Intervention regulations. KASB has argued a proposed appeals process would be unconstitutional and is unnecessary because there have been few complaints under the current ESI regulations, which went into effect less than two years ago.

During its one-day meeting, the board also will recognize Kansas’ National Blue Ribbon Schools and talk about the work of the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission.