Your Feedback is Wanted on Possible Elimination, Replacement of M-STEP

It’s like the old song by Sting and The Police, “Message in a Bottle,” where the person stranded on a deserted island tosses an SOS in a bottle on the current – only to receive his reply a year later when hundreds of SOS messages wash up on his shore in return.

Proposed Bills Would Eliminate Non-Emergency Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

A package of bills has been introduced in the House and Senate aimed at eliminating the use of seclusion and restraint in the classroom except for last-resort emergency situations (HB 5409-5418). The legislation would require districts to provide staff training in how to avoid using the techniques to manage student behavior.