US HB927 | 2015-2016 | 114th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 40-1-1-1)
Status: Introduced on February 12 2015 - 25% progression
Action: 2015-04-29 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Keeping All Students Safe Act Directs the Department of Education (ED) to establish minimum standards that: prohibit elementary and secondary school personnel from managing any student by using any mechanical or chemical restraint, physical restraint or escort that restricts breathing, or aversive behavioral intervention that compromises student health and safety; prohibit such personnel from using physical restraint or seclusion, unless such measures are required to eliminate an imminent danger of physical injury to the student or others and certain precautions are taken; require states and local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that a sufficient number of school personnel receive state-approved crisis intervention training and certification in first aid and certain safe and effective student management techniques; prohibit physical restraint or seclusion from being written into a student's education plan, individual safety plan, behavioral plan, or individual education program as a planned intervention; and require schools to establish procedures to notify parents in a timely manner if physical restraint or seclusion is imposed on their child. Authorizes ED to award grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to LEAs to: (1) establish, implement, and enforce policies and procedures to meet such standards; (2) improve their capacity to collect and analyze data related to physical restraint and seclusion; and (3) implement school-wide positive behavior supports. Requires LEAs to allow private school personnel to participate, on an equitable basis, in activities supported by such grants and subgrants. Directs ED to conduct a national assessment of this Act's effectiveness. Gives Protection and Advocacy Systems the authorities and rights provided under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 to investigate, monitor, and enforce this Act's protections for students. Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish standards for Head Start agencies that are consistent with the minimum standards for the management of elementary and secondary school students. Authorizes ED to allocate funds to HHS to assist Head Start agencies in establishing, implementing, and enforcing policies and procedures to meet such standards.

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Title

Keeping All Students Safe Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2015-04-29HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
2015-02-12HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
2015-02-12HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB2268 (Related) 2015-11-16 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.

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