State requires parents to okay putting students in isolation
Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a rule that stops schools from putting students in isolation rooms without their parents’ consent.
a letter that came with Wednesday’s announcement she was signing the bill into
law, Brewer says putting out-of-control children into small, padded rooms for
hours is chilling.
Brewer says the new law is just a starting point, and that more legislation may be necessary next year. Schools now must ask parents’ permission before isolating students who might be a danger to themselves or others.
The bill cleared both chambers of the legislature with almost unanimous support. The rule takes effect for the upcoming school year.