As a result of a revised law passed by the 126th Legislature, which once again amended Maine Department of Education’s Rules Chapter 33: Rules Governing Physical Restraint and Seclusion, RSU/MSAD No. 64 has amended its policies and rules on Restraint and Seclusion. Revisions were made in response to challenges experienced in many Maine School Districts. The amendments make revisions to two definitions which provide school staff with a more clear interpretation of the expectations in the law.
As with the policies in place 2012-2014, our policies P5144.1 and Rules R5144.1 continue to be in compliance with State law and Rules Chapter 33. Our training program is approved by the DOE and we have trained staff in each of our schools as prescribed by law. Copies of the policy and procedure are on file in your child’s school and in the District office. If you have any questions about the revised policy, please contact your child’s Principal.