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Behavioral Supports and Interventions in Schools

Effective August 2, 2023 – section 19.5 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, and Commissioner’s Regulations Sections 100.2, 200.1, 200.7, 200.15, and 200.15 were revised to ensure student health and safety by prohibiting the use of corporal punishment, aversive interventions, prone restraint, and seclusion for all students; permit the limited use of timeout and restraint, and require schools to use behavioral supports and interventions (such as multi-tiered systems of supports and positive behavioral interventions and supports) and other research-based educational practices that are designed to meet students' social, emotional, and mental health needs, and improve school climate and safety. The revised regulations ensure behavior supports and interventions are used safely and with the highest standards of oversight, monitoring, and data collection.

The Behavioral Supports and Interventions in Schools Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are provided as guidance to these updated regulations and will continue to be updated.

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