JCPS officials say error led to student restraints not being rep - WDRB 41 Louisville News

JCPS officials say error led to student restraints not being reported

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- JCPS students were physically held down or confined to a room more than 4,400 times during the last school year.

But state data shows the school district only correctly reported 174 of those incidents to the state, according to records obtained by The Courier-Journal.

Superintendent Donna Hargens says this happened because schools reported problems to an internal database, not the state. In an email to a state Education Commissioner, Hargens said JCPS is working to figure out how to import the data to the state database.

Kentucky's 2013 regulation says restraint and seclusion may only be used if a student's behavior poses imminent danger or physical harm to themselves or others.

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