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Beloit, WI: Schools report on use of restraint and seclusion

Sept 13, 2017, Beloit (WI) Daily News: Board Updated on Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools HTTP://WWW.BELOITDAILYNEWS.COM/ARTICLE/20170913/ARTICLE/170919921 School District of Beloit Executive Director of Pupil Services Emily Pelz gave the board an update on the use of physical restraint and seclusion in schools at the Tuesday evening board meeting. Schools are required to annually report the use of physical restraint and seclusion to the state by Sept. 1.... The school with the most reports of physical restraint/seclusion was Todd Elementary School, with 103 incidents, involving 25 students. Fruzen Intermediate School had 58 incidents, involving six students and Hackett Elementary School had 30 incidents, involving nine students. ... Aldrich Intermediate School, Beloit Learning Academy, Beloit Memorial High School, ... At Fruzen, 100 percent of the incidents were with students involved in seclusion or restraint were in a self-contained special education classroom. At Todd, 77 percent of the incidents were with students in the self-contained program. The number of special education students in schools is as follows: Aldrich, 93; Beloit Early Learning, 29; Beloit Learning Academy, 69; Beloit Memorial High School, 220; Converse, 52; Cunningham, 88; Fruzen, 81; Gaston, 54; Hackett, 75, McNeel, 68; Merrill, 36; Robinson, 46; and Todd, 94.