Task Force on Restraint and Seclusion

Overview

In 2017, the Maryland General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 786 - Education - Restraint and Seclusion - Consideration and Reporting. The Legislation requires the State Superintendent of Schools to convene a task force to consider a number of assignments related to restraint and seclusion, review existing provisions of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), and make recommendations to the State Board of Education and the Maryland General Assembly by October 1, 2017.

Members of the Task Force


Meeting Location

All meetings take place at:

Maryland State Department of Education
Nancy S. Grasmick Building
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Map to MSDE

Meeting Dates and Times

  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    State Board Room, 7th floor

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    8th floor, conference room 6

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    8th floor, conference room 6

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    8th floor, conference room 6

Contact Information

Deborah Nelson
Division of Student, Family, and School Support
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Email: deborah.nelson@maryland.gov

​Meetings of the Task Force and Materials

July 31, 2017

August 2, 2017

August 9, 2017

August 16, 2017


Open Meeting

The Task Force on Restraint and Seclusion is an open meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

The Task Force is pleased to receive oral public comment at each of its meetings. In order to allow sufficient time for its other business, the total time allotted to public comment will generally be limited to thirty (30) minutes. Individuals seeking to speak will be given three (3) minutes each. Persons desiring to speak are asked to call (410-767-3678) or email carol.beck@maryland.gov  to register.