Restraint and Seclusion, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) in Ohio Schools

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.

What is the purpose of this law?
The purpose of this law is for Ohio school districts to provide behavior supports and training to reduce and eliminate the need for emergency physical restraint and seclusion. The law requires that Ohio school districts:
  • Implement PBIS in all (K-12) schools across the district.
  • Provide student personnel with professional development about PBIS.
  • Deliver specific training on ways to prevent the use of restraint and seclusion and safe restraint and seclusion practices when needed for emergencies.

What parents need to know

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