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.
Resources and Further Information:
- Behavioral Supports and Interventions in Schools FAQ (1/26/24)
- Corporal Punishment Data Collection (2023-24)
- General questions regarding these regulations may be emailed to StudentSupportServices@nysed.gov.
- Questions relating to these regulations specific to students with disabilities may be emailed to SPECED@nysed.gov.
- For questions regarding the reporting of data to NYSED’s Student Information Repository System, please contact your Level 1 Reporting Center or Big 5 point of contact. For all other data reporting inquiries, please contact the Office of Information and Reporting Services at Datasupport with the subject line “Student Behavioral Interventions.”