On December 1, 2018 the Maryland State Department of Education published a report titled “Restraint and Seclusion Data Collection, Findings, and Recommendations.” This report shows the number of restraint incidents and the number of seclusion incidents reported in each Maryland county during the 2017-2018 school year. Calvert County reported 701 incidents of seclusion and 576
We have received additional documents, and we are also gathering information from additional sources. The completion of the next article in the series has therefore been pushed back until all of this new information can be reviewed.
Calvert County Public Schools seclusion incidents compared to all other Maryland counties. The federal definition of seclusion is “the involuntary confinement of a student alone in a room or area from which the student is physically prevented from leaving. It does not include a timeout,[emphasis added] which is a behavior management technique that is part
Ratio of seclusion incidents to student enrollment.Calvert County is the highest in the State by a wide margin. Today, Calvert County Public Schools responded to one of the four requests for documents we made under the provisions of the Maryland Public Information Act. We had requested and were provided with all previous versions of the
A correction was made to the seclusion chart we provided in article two of the series, which reported incorrect data for Talbot County. A data entry error in the spreadsheet used for the calculations lead to our inaccurate reporting. Talbot in fact had 0 seclusions, which changes Calvert County to number one in the practice