AB 2657 (Weber)

Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

AB 2657 is a DRC 2018 sponsored bill. The bill allows a school to use behavioral restraints or seclusion only if a pupil’s behavior means there is a clear and present danger of serious harm to the pupil or others. It does not allow their use for coercion, discipline, convenience or retaliation.

The bill requires schools to report data annually on the use of restraint and seclusion to the State Department of Education.

Signed by the Governor.