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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 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. …


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