Public schools; prohibits use of seclusion and restraint. (HB2599)

Introduced By

Del. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of seclusion and restraint in public schools. Prohibits (i) any school board employee from restraining a student at school in a prone or facedown position and (ii) any student from being placed in seclusion at school unless the room or space in which he is secluded is free from all potentially dangerous or harmful materials or the student is continuously monitored in-person or with live video monitoring. The bill requires the principal or his designee to notify the parent of any student who is restrained or secluded at school of such incident on the day on which the incident occurs or as soon as practical after the incident occurs. The bill also requires each incident of seclusion or restraint to be documented in a manner that describes the incident with sufficient detail, including the employee's rationale for restraining or secluding the student and the methods employed, and such documentation to be provided to the school board, the principal, and the student's parent. Read the Bill »


01/18/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee


01/09/2019Presented and ordered printed 19102582D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2599)

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