School District of Clay County
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Teacher Inservice Center - Fleming Island High School 2233 Village Square Parkway Hearings for Special Actions regarding Students - 4:00 p.m. REGULAR MEETING - 7:00 p.m.
April 18, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #47

Item Title
Continue training in the Safe Crisis Management Program for ESE employees 2013-14.


Currently school personnel must at times manage students physically for the protection of the student and others.  In crisis situations, where the student or others are in imminent danger, this sometimes requires physical restraint as permitted by law.

Training of personnel is required under state law.  Personnel have been trained and implemented this program for the past several years.  This program provides an effective, safe management technique for the restraint of students whose crisis behaviors require personnel to intervene.  The program promotes safety and reduces potential liability.  It is now required for employment for Behavioral Health Assistants.  These employees typically work with students on the autism spectrum (ASD) with emotional/behavioral disabilities (E/BD) or they may serve as Individual Assistants.

Recommended Action
Approval to continue training in the SCM Program.

Financial Impact
Training will be required in some Instructional positions.  District Trainers receive annual training.  Updating and training of most Clay personnel is then provided by these Trainers.  Both ESE funds and grant funds are then utilized, costing approximately $38,000.00 per year.

Submitted By
Terry D. Roth, Director, Exceptional Student Education