Seclusion and Restraint Policy
This document provides procedures/guidance for the use, reporting, documentation and oversight of seclusion and restraint in the Bogalusa School Board following issuance of regulations by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), Louisiana Department of Education (LDE).
These procedures specifically address the statutory requirements of La.R.S. 17:416.21 (Louisiana Act 328 of 2011) and revised Louisiana Bulletin 1706 regarding the use of seclusion and restraint as emergency safety measures to control the actions of students with exceptionalities in Louisiana’s public schools. It is understood that this procedural/guidance document is a work in progress and in no way constitutes the totality of interventions and strategies that may be used by the Bogalusa School Board and its personnel in addressing the educational needs of students with exceptionalities.