Indiana School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Multi-tiered Frameworks and Systems of Support

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Indiana School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Multi-tiered Frameworks and Systems of Support

Category: Prevention, Behavioral Interventions, and Supports
Subcategory: Multi-tiered Frameworks and Systems of Support
State: Indiana

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LAWS

IC 5-2-10.1-2. Purpose and composition of fund; grant priorities and amounts.

(a) The Indiana safe schools fund is established to do the following:

(7) Provide grants for school wide programs to improve school climate and professional development and training for school personnel concerning:

(A) alternatives to suspension and expulsion; and

(B) evidence based practices that contribute to a positive school environment, including classroom management skills, positive behavioral intervention and support, restorative practices, and social emotional learning.

IC 20-20-40-6. "Positive behavior intervention and support".

As used in this chapter, "positive behavior intervention and support" means a systematic approach that:

(1) uses evidence based practices and data driven decision making to improve school climate and culture; and

(2) includes a range of systematic and individualized strategies to reinforce desired behavior and diminish reoccurrence of problem behavior;

to achieve improved academic and social outcomes and increase learning for all students.

IC 20-20-40-13. Duties; rules; notice requirement; training; elements of the restraint and seclusion plan.

(a) The commission has the following duties:

(2) To develop, maintain, and revise a model restraint and seclusion plan for schools that includes the following elements:

(B) A statement ensuring that the school will use prevention, positive behavior intervention and support, and conflict deescalation to eliminate or minimize the need for use of any of the following:

(i) Seclusion.

(ii) Chemical restraint.

(iii) Mechanical restraint.

(iv) Physical restraint.

REGULATIONS

513 IAC 1-1-13. "Positive behavior intervention and support" defined.

Sec. 13. "Positive behavior intervention and support" means a systematic approach that:

(1) uses evidence based practices and data driven decision making to improve school climate and culture; and

(2) includes a range of systematic and individualized strategies to reinforce desired behavior and diminish reoccurrence of problem behavior;

to achieve improved academic and social outcomes and increase learning for all students.

513 IAC 1-2-3. Use of behavior intervention and support.

Sec. 3. A school shall use prevention, positive behavior intervention and support, and conflict deescalation strategies to eliminate or minimize the need for the use of any of the following:

(1) Seclusion.

(2) Chemical restraint.

(3) Mechanical restraint.

(4) Physical restraint.(Commission on Seclusion and Restraint in Schools; 513 IAC 1-2-3; filed Aug 5, 2014, 1:32 p.m.: 20140903-IR-513130408FRA; readopted filed Nov 30, 2020, 12:07 p.m.: 20201230-IR-513200367RFA).

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