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Updated Guidance Available to Assist Schools with the Regulatory Requirements of Section 19.5 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and Sections 100.2, 200.1, 200.7, 200.15, and 200.22 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education

    • prohibit the use of corporal punishment, aversive interventions, prone restraint, and seclusion;
    • authorize the limited use of timeout and physical restraint;
    • establish new annual data reporting requirements relating to corporal punishment, aversive interventions, seclusion, timeout, and physical restraint; and
    • conform Part 200 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to students with disabilities to the new requirements on the use of timeout and physical restraints.
  • The updated Frequently Asked Questions provide guidance regarding these regulations. New questions have been added: C-10, C-11, C-12, D-7, D-8, D-9, and E-6.
  • Questions regarding the requirements may be directed to the Office of Student Support Services at
  • Questions regarding the requirements specific to students with disabilities may be directed to the Office of Special Education at
  • Questions regarding the reporting of data to the NYSED Student Information Repository System (SIRS), please contact your Level 1 Reporting Center or Big 5 point of contact. For all other data reporting inquiries, please contact the Office of Information and Reporting Services at Datasupport with the subject line “Student Behavioral Interventions.”
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