Williamsburg-James City County schools are considering a policy outlining how and when trained teachers, faculty and staff can restrain or separate a child to keep the student from hurting themselves or others.
State officials said roughly two-thirds of Virginia schools already have guidelines on seclusion and restraint. The policy, however, is new for W-JCC schools.
The General Assembly passed legislation with bipartisan support earlier this year creating one statewide set of regulations when it comes to school officials placing their hands on children, to restrain them or separate them from other students.
York County Schools have had a policy since 2012. Isle of Wight...