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THE ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION IS TAKING EMERGENCY ACTION TO END THE USE OF “ISOLATION ROOMS.”

 

PRO-PUBLICA ILLINOIS AND THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE FOUND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN THOUSANDS OF INCIDENTS OF KIDS BEING HELD IN “QUIET ROOMS.” SCHOOLS ARE ALLOWED TO DO THIS IF THE CHILD POSES A THREAT TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS…BUT IN SOME OF THESE CASES, STUDENTS WERE LOCKED UP FOR SPILLING MILK OR REFUSING TO DO CLASSWORK. GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER SAYS HE IS APPALLED.

 

 

GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER SAYS THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

 

 

THE BOARD OF ED IS FILING EMERGENCY RULES TO STOP THE PRACTICE AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOLS TO REPORT PROBLEMS WITHIN 48 HOURS OF A STUDENT BEING PUT IN TIME-OUTS OR HAVING TO BE PHYSICALLY RESTRAINED TO THE STATE.

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