Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Commission on seclusion and restraint. Requires the commission on seclusion and restraint in schools (commission) to adopt rules concerning reporting requirements for the use of seclusion and restraint by school resource officers. Requires that the commission include a member of the Indiana School Resource Officers Association. Provides that a school corporation, accredited nonpublic school, or charter school must report incidents of seclusion and restraint involving a school resource officer. Provides that the commission may adopt emergency rules. Voids a rule adopted by the commission that excludes school resource officers from the reporting requirements. Makes changes to the duties of the Commission on seclusion and restraint. Requires the commission on seclusion and restraint in schools (commission) to adopt rules concerning reporting requirements for the use of seclusion and restraint by school resource officers. Requires that the commission include a member of the Indiana School Resource Officers Association. Provides that a school corporation, accredited nonpublic school, or charter school must report incidents of seclusion and restraint involving a school resource officer. Provides that the commission may adopt emergency rules. Voids a rule adopted by the commission that excludes school resource officers from the reporting requirements. Makes changes to the duties of the commission. Provides that if the department of education (department) has been advised of a discrepancy in a report, the department shall require the school to provide a written explanation of the discrepancy to the department. Provides that the department has the authority to require schools to submit seclusion and restraint plans. Provides that the department shall review incident rules and submit summary findings to the commission in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Provides that the commission shall review summary findings submitted by the department and may make nonbinding recommendations to the department or other entities. Provides that if the department receives a recommendation from the commission, the department shall send a response with regard to recommendations made by the commission. ... View more