Request for Information

RFI:

Does the District distinguish between seclusion rooms and time-out rooms?

Why are seclusion rooms and/or dedicated time-out rooms needed in our schools? What does the research say about the effectiveness of seclusion rooms at keeping students and staff safe compared to other strategies?

How many seclusion rooms exist in the District?  How does this compare to the number of seclusion rooms in the 3 other Metro Districts?

How many times are seclusion rooms and time-out rooms used in a year?

What are the requirements for parental notification and consent in the use of seclusion rooms and/or dedicated time-out rooms?

What training and professional development do staff receive in the use of seclusion rooms, physical restraint and in the practice of time-out?

How is the district working to prevent the use of seclusion rooms and/or dedicated time-out rooms? What are the other alternatives to using these rooms?

What are the steps to decommission these rooms?