State law requires districts to implement school-wide positive behavioral supports or tiered frameworks.
Alabama Administrative Code 290-3-1-.02 Regulations Governing Public Schools.
(1) (f) 2. Requirements.
- (v) The use of physical restraint is prohibited in Alabama public schools and educational programs except in those situations in which the student is an immediate danger to himself or others and the student is not responsive to less intensive behavioral interventions including verbal directives or other de-escalation techniques. Notwithstanding the foregoing, physical restraint is prohibited in Alabama public schools and educational programs when used as a form of discipline or punishment.
- (vi) All physical restraint must be immediately terminated when the student is no longer an immediate danger to himself or others or if the student is observed to be in severe distress.
Alabama's Core Support for All Students
This document describes the expectations and components of a well-implemented RtI Model, outline Alabama's tiered instructional model, and describe the problem-solving process.