58.1 F
Park Forest
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Subscribe to eNews Park Forest

House Education and Labor Chairman Miller’s Statement on Inconsistent State Policies on Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–February 24, 2010.  U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Education released information collected from states over the past six months on the state laws, regulations, policies and guidelines in place on preventing abusive restraint and seclusion in schools.

The information released via the Department of Education shows inconsistent state and local policies, which could lead to further abuses.  

“The report shows us that while some states have made progress, overall state policies still vary wildly. A divergent patchwork of state and local rules is not adequate when it comes to protecting our kids from abusive uses of restraint and seclusion. It is clear we need to pass H.R. 4247 to ensure every child, in every state, is safe and protected while at school.”

Miller is the co-author of the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools, bipartisan legislation that passed the Education and Labor Committee last month. The bill would, for the first time, establish minimum federal safety standards to protect children and staff in schools. Learn more about the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools bill.

 

Source: edlabor.house.gov

Recent Articles

Stay Connected

3,827FansLike
1,274FollowersFollow
574SubscribersSubscribe

Local Advertisers

Prairie State College
Dining on the Green, Downtown Park Forest
Proud member of LION Publishers
DonnerHollen Construction

ENEWSPF NEWS ALERTS

Trending

Park Forest
clear sky
58.1 ° F
64.6 °
54.7 °
92 %
0mph
0 %
Wed
80 °
Thu
81 °
Fri
78 °
Sat
82 °
Sun
74 °

About Google Ads

The Google-supplied ads that appear on this website are not reviewed ahead of time and differ for each visitor. If anything offensive, inappropriate, or otherwise unwholesome appears, please notify us so we can take steps to block that specific advertiser. Email the URL or advertiser name to [email protected].