Discipline: Reporting Incidents Involving Seclusion or Physical Restraining

  • Bulletin 1706, Section 543, promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:416.21, requires local education agencies to report to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) all instances where seclusion or physical restraint is used to address student behavior regarding students with disabilities identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The terms seclusion and physical restraint shall have the same meaning described in State law and regulations.   This information will be collected and reported  in accordance with rules established by the LDOE.

    The guidelines and procedures involving Seclusion and Physical Restraint can be found on the St. Mary Parish School Board web sites and on each individual school website upon submitting the document to the Louisiana Department of Education.


    In-school suspension means removing a student from his or her normal classroom setting but maintaining him or her under supervision of the school.  Students participating in the in-school suspension may receive credit for work performed during the in-school suspension.  Any student who fails to comply fully with the rules for in-school suspension, however, shall be subject to immediate suspension.

    Detention means activities, assignments, or work held before the normal school day, after the normal school day, or on weekends.  Failure or refusal by a student to participate in assigned detention shall subject the student to additional disciplinary action.


    Reviewed 07/16/2021
    Kenneth Holmes

    Updated 07/6/2022
    Barbara Lancelin