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Notification Section of CH 33
A second group wrote suggested language for the notification requirement:
A program administrator or designee will provide notification to the parent that restraint or seclusion has occurred within three hours, utilizing all available phone numbers and other appropriate means. Parents will be alerted that documentation will be completed and made available by the next school day and sent in the U.S. Mail.
There was lengthy discussion about the three hour requirement. The group agreed that it is highly desirable for parents to be notified before the child arrives home. However, some pointed out that it may not always be possible to do this. Teachers and staff cannot be required to remain after school beyond the time specified in their contracts. If the incident happens on the bus, the notification may not occur until the next day. The director of transportation is probably not an appropriate person to provide notification. But what if the child has suffered harm during a bus incident? It is essential that the parents know this; otherwise a concussion or other injury may go untreated.
The group also discussed what the term “notification” means. Is it enough to leave a voicemail message? Does sending an email constitute notification? The group agreed that they need more time to consider these issues.
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