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Lincoln Cty, OR: High percent of SPED students restrained/secluded; report

June 19, 2020, Lincoln City (OR) Homepage: Lincoln County School District led Oregon in seclusion of students https://lincolncityhomepage.com/lincoln-county-school-district-led-oregon-in-seclusion-of-students/ Lincoln County School District (LCSD) led most of Oregon in the number of reported restraints and exceeded all other districts in the use of seclusion of students for the 2018-19 school year. According to an annual report provided by LCSD Superintendent Dr. Karen Gray for the Oregon Department of Education for the 2018-19 school year, 309 students were secluded and 189 were restrained out of a 5,187 student population. … Gray’s report offers additional information and discloses 43 students were physically restrained a total of 189 times and 55 students were secluded a total of 309 times. Seven students were placed in restraint or secluded more than 10 times. Out of the 55 students secluded by LCSD, 42 had a “disability status.” Twenty-three of them were physically restrained. Twenty students and 31 staff were injured in incidents during the 2018-19 school year. No students died as a result of restraint or seclusion…. “Our school district is implementing the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) framework district-wide, which includes training for all staff in proactive and preventative behavior management strategies,” Gray said. …