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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 750. Regulations Governing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Virginia

8VAC20-750-100. Training.

School divisions that employ physical restraint or seclusion shall:

1. Ensure that all school personnel receive [ ] training that focuses on skills related to positive behavior support, conflict prevention, de-escalation, and crisis response [ , including follow-up support and social-emotional strategy support for students, staff, and families ];

2. Ensure that all school personnel receive initial training regarding the regulations, policies, and procedures governing the use of physical restraint and seclusion;

3. Provide advanced training in the use of physical restraint and seclusion for at least one administrator in every school building and for school personnel assigned to work with any student whose IEP or Section 504 team determines the student is likely to be physically restrained or secluded; and

4. Ensure that any initial or advanced training is evidence-based.

Statutory Authority

§ 22.1-16 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 24, eff. January 1, 2021.

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