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New Jersey: Schools now must report use of seclusion rooms

Dec 19, 2022, For the first time, N.J. schools must report how often they lock kids in ‘quiet rooms,’ new rules say

New Jersey schools must disclose how many times a year they restrain students or lock them in seclusion spaces, known as “quiet rooms,” under new state rules that will give parents and educators their first-ever look at how widespread the controversial practices are in the state.

The state Department of Education sent a memo Wednesday to public school districts and private schools for students with disabilities requiring them to collect seclusion and restraint data for the 2022-2023 school year. The first round of numbers is due Jan. 31, the memo said….

Quiet rooms, or isolation rooms, are used in some New Jersey schools to lock up students who being violent or disruptive in class.


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