Policy: Positive Behavior Interventions and Support and Restraint and Seclusion

On January 15, 2013, the State Board of Education approved the policy on Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) and Restraint and Seclusion. On April 9, 2013, the State Board of Education approved Rule 3301-35-15, Standards for the implementation of positive behavior intervention supports and the use of restraint and seclusion.

The policy and rule are effective beginning 2013-2014 school year. To review the policy and rule click on the links below.

Restraint and Seclusion Survey

Ohio’s State Board of Education created rules and policy that went into effect during the 2013-2014 school year regarding the implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports to prevent the use of restraint and seclusion. In addition, the policy requires public school districts to annually submit a reporting of incidents of student restraint and seclusion.

To ensure reporting accuracy across the state, there is an update to the reporting instructions. Please review the guidelines and sample forms below for further clarification regarding restraint and seclusion documentation and reporting.  

Resources

PBIS Restraint and Seclusion Training Modules

These five video modules are available for districts to use in training their staff on the new Ohio Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) and Restraint and Seclusion policy and rule. Trainers are encouraged to use these videos and presentations below as training instruments for the policy and rule. Please find other valuable resources posted under the heading “resources” (above).

Last Modified: 9/13/2016 4:10:22 PM