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Kelso, WA: They only use restraint and isolation as "a last resort"

May 19, 2018, Longview (WA) Daily News: Kelso School Board to review restraint, isolation policy https://tdn.com/news/local/kelso-school-board-to-review-restraint-isolation-policy/article_24e06069-1a9c-50d1-ad0e-0c135999f6e8.html The Kelso School Board Monday night will review a series of policies, including one on use of restraint, isolation and reasonable force to control and discipline students. … “The writing of the policy doesn’t really signal a shift in practice. It’s actually just a better clarification of how the policy gets implemented,” he said. Gelbrich also said restraint and isolation continue to be a last resort. Instead, most staff training “is focused on what can you do to help a child who is in an agitated state calm down and get refocused without ever putting your hands on them.” …