The Ohio State Board of Education created rule and policy that went into effect during the 2013-2014 school year regarding the implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports to prevent the use of restraint and/or seclusion. In addition, Ohio Administrative Code Rule 3301-35-15 (J) requires districts to annually submit a reporting of incidents of student restraint and seclusion to the Ohio Department of Education. Participation in this data collection fulfills your district’s reporting requirement of the above stated rule.
Districts that do not participate in this data collection must meet their reporting requirement by alternative means. Direct questions about alternative reporting to PBIS_Restraint_Seclusion_Questions@education.ohio.gov.
Reporting for School Year 2019-2020 is available starting June 1, 2020 and is due by July 31, 2020.