Discipline, Unique Placements and Restrictive Procedures

The technical assistance documents on this page address discipline issues that arise when a student is dismissed from school in situations such as suspension, expulsion, or exclusion.

Unique placement guidance includes information about different types of placements of students with and without disabilities, including care and treatment placements (e.g. residential placement, hospitalization, and day treatment), and placements in state-approved alternative programs (e.g., alternative learning centers).

Information on restrictive procedure--the use of physical holding and seclusion for children with disabilities in public school--and truancy issues are also available.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Q&As:

Q&A: Discipline Procedures
Minnesota Department of Education Q&A Topics: