Bill setting limits for physically restraining students sent to governor’s desk


SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A bill that sets new limits and guidelines for physically restraining students or placing them in seclusion is headed to the governor. The state Senate voted 30 to 4 to approve the legislation Monday. The proposed legislation would clarify that restraint and seclusion techniques in school can only be applied when a student’s behavior physically endangers other students and other types of responses are insufficient.

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