MADISON — A report finds
Wisconsin public schools are still restraining disabled students,
despite a 2011 law aimed at reducing those practices.
Three disability-rights groups
released the report Tuesday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(http://bit.ly/1o0Xdr0) reports the groups called on legislators
to strengthen the law.
Advocacy specialist Sally
Flaschberger with Disability Rights Wisconsin says such incidents
can be traumatic for children. Her group released the report along
with Wisconsin Family Ties and Wisconsin Facets.
The report found nearly 3,600
students in 381 districts — 80 percent of them with disabilities
— were restrained or isolated for disruptive or
"challenging" behaviors in public schools across
Wisconsin. The figures are from 2013-14, the most recent
The 2011 Wisconsin law limits when
school employees can restrain students or isolate them in rooms
away from classmates.