BASSC-REVPolicyBehInt08.doc - Revised 8/08 BELLEVILLE AREA SPECIAL SERVICES COOPERATIVE POLICY REGARDING BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH

BASSC-REVPolicyBehInt08.doc - Revised 8/08 BELLEVILLE AREA...

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Revised 8/08 BELLEVILLE AREA SPECIAL SERVICES COOPERATIVE POLICY REGARDING BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 1. PURPOSE In January, 2002, P.A. 91-600 amended the Illinois School Code to specifically address the issue of discipline used in schools, specifically the use of isolated time out and physical restraint. This policy establishes the process by which BASSC shall comply with the Illinois School Code, including Sections 10-20.14, 14-8.05, and 24-24, which requires that guidelines be established for the use of disciplinary measures and behavioral interventions for students with disabilities. Behavioral supports and interventions should be used by teachers and administrators to promote and strengthen desirable adaptive behaviors in all students, including those with disabilities. Fundamentally, school personnel should conscientiously design positive, non-aversive interventions which promote desirable student behaviors. However, in some extreme cases, more restrictive interventions may be necessary. BASSC shall comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, the Illinois School Code, and the regulations promulgated thereunder when disciplining students with disabilities. This policy recognizes that school personnel (teachers and other staff) may use reasonable force as needed to maintain safety for the other students and school staff, for the purpose of self defense or the defense of property. It is the intent of this policy to offer due process to students in these situations. This policy will be provided to its 23 member districts within 15 days after adoption by the BASSC Executive Board, and within 15 days after the beginning of each school year thereafter. This policy will also be disseminated to parents and guardians of each student at least annually in accordance with Section 10-20.14 of the Illinois School Code. 2. OUTLINE OF PROCEDURES BASSC will develop procedures which shall conform to the above policy. These procedures shall include, but not be limited to the following: a. Designation of the level of restrictiveness and range of acceptable interventions b. Procedures for the use of positive behavioral supports c. Procedures for conducting functional behavioral assessments and for the subsequent development of behavior management plans in students’ IEP’s d. Procedures for choosing and using more restrictive interventions, including emergency procedures for students who exhibit more severe behavioral incidents BASSC Policy Regarding Behavioral Interventions For Students With Disabilities 1
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e. Procedures for when and how to use highly restrictive interventions, including notification and review by administrative personnel f. Procedures for data collection and the systematic review and analysis for all of the above g. Provisions for parent involvement and notification of the use of highly restrictive interventions h. Provisions for staff consultation, training, and professional development.
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