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 of seclusion in the State.
We apologize for any concerns or issues our original reporting caused for the Talbot County Public School system and those who are associated with the school system. We know of no indication showing that Talbot County is not actually managing student behavior interventions correctly. We have no information to suggest that Talbot County is not in compliance with State regulations and guidance.
We have reached out to SMNEWSNET, which published our original article, asking that they retract the original article and publish our correction.