Sunday, March 30, 2014

Public Hearings on #Seclusion and #Restraint

Family Voices Indiana shares the following announcement from The Arc of Indiana:

Indiana Commission on Seclusion and Restraint in Schools 
Notice of Public Hearings

The Commission on Seclusion and Restraint in Schools will hold public hearings on the proposed addition of Title 513 to the Indiana Administrative Code to provide for rules regarding the use of restraint and seclusion in school corporations and accredited nonpublic schools.

A public hearing will be held  April 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m., at the Indiana Department of Education, Riley Conference Room, 115 West Washington Street, South Tower, Suite 600, Indianapolis, Indiana;  AND on April 23, 2014,  4:30 p.m. (CST), in the Howard Room, Red Bank Branch, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, 120 South Red Bank Road, Evansville, Indiana;  AND on April 24, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. (CST), at  Chesterton High School, 2125 South 11th Street, Chesterton, Indiana.

At these hearings, members from public may come and provide comment on the rules.  

After the three public hearings, the Commission will regroup and reevaluate the proposed rules taking into consideration the public comments. The Commission may incorporate some of the comments and modify the rules or it may leave them as they are.   From there, the rules go to Indiana’s Legislative Services Agency, the Attorney General’s office and the State Budget Agency for approval before they can be published. 

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The Family Leadership Development Fund at Family Voices Indiana can support your participation. Contact

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