Report to the Legislature
The commissioner must report districts’ progress in reducing the use of restrictive procedures and recommendations on how to further reduce these procedures to the Legislature every year by February 1. View previous legislative reports.
2016 Restrictive Procedures Legislation: A Summary
Read a summary of 2016 legislative amendments to the statute governing the use of restrictive procedures on children with disabilities.
Restrictive Procedures Reporting
2019-20 Physical Holding Annual Summary Form - 4/23/20
All districts are required to submit the form above, even if no physical holds were used during the school year. Complete and submit the form electronically on the Special Education Document Upload webpage. Do not submit a scanned copy.
Quarterly Seclusion Reporting Form - 4/16/20
Complete the form above electronically and submit as an Excel file by uploading to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on the Special Education Document Upload webpage. If no seclusion uses occurred during the quarter, the district should send an email, including the district number and name, confirming no seclusion uses, to MDE.RP-SeclusionReporting@state.mn.us.
For more information or questions about restrictive procedures reporting, contact Compliance and Assistance at 651-582-8689 or send an email to MDE.RP-SeclusionReporting@state.mn.us.
Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS): Children’s Mental Health
The Children’s Mental Health Division administers policy and practice to ensure effective and accessible mental health services and supports for children and families in Minnesota. The division works together with many public and private partners across the state so that children and youth with mental health needs can develop and function as fully as possible in all areas of their lives.
Additional resources DHS provides to support children’s mental health:
Reducing Restrictive Procedures Expert List - 10/22/14
List of experts for district and school use when reducing restrictive procedures
Model Post-Use Debrief Form - 10/16/14
This model form provides guidance to districts in meeting the post-use debriefing requirements of Minnesota Statutes.
Model Restrictive Procedures Plan - 9/17/14
MDE has developed a model restrictive procedures plan to provide guidance and a documentation model for schools.
Model Restrictive Procedures Checklist - 3/26/14
MDE has created a model checklist which includes the applicable state laws and fire and safety codes for the use of rooms used for seclusion.