Restraint & Seclusion

❱❱❱ PBIS in Ohio Schools

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On April 9, 2013

The State Board of Education approved Ohio rule 3301-35-15, standards for the implementation of positive behavior intervention supports (PBIS) and the use of restraint and seclusion. The rule was revised and re-approved June 24, 2021.


The purpose of the rule is to ensure Ohio school districts establish consistent policies and procedures for the use of PBIS and emergency restraint and seclusion. The intent is to create safe environments for students and staff and reduce the need for emergency physical restraint and seclusion through behavior supports and training.

❱❱❱ Restraint and Seclusion, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) in Ohio Schools. What Parents Need to Know

As of September 2021, Ohio law requires school districts to provide yearly notice to parents about their procedures related to the requirements of positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS) and the emergency use of physical restraint and seclusion, including the local complaint process. Part of this law requires that parents in Ohio’s public schools must be given the following information at least one time per year.

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❱❱❱ Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) and the Use of Restraint and Seclusion Frequently Asked Questions

This rule was revised in June 2021. Revisions to the rule include additional definitions, new training and professional development requirements, and a formal complaint process for restraint and seclusion through the Ohio Department of Education (Department).


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