The board of education is committed to limiting the use of Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI"), such as seclusion and restraint, with all students. Seclusion and restraint shall be used only when a student's conduct necessitates the use of an emergency safety intervention as defined below. The board of education encourages all employees to utilize other behavioral management tools, including prevention techniques, de-escalation techniques, and positive behavioral intervention strategies. Download complete Keystone ESI Policy.
What are Emergency Safety Interventions?
Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI) are seclusion and restraint that are used when the student presents a reasonable and immediate danger to self or others. Download Guide from KSDE.
ESI law sets forth standards for the use of restraint and seclusion to ensure that all Kansas students and staff have a safe learning environment. This document contains the standards found in the ESI statutes and regulations that are required to be followed in all Kansas public school districts and accredited private schools. Download standards.
Staff Documentation and Resources
Download Word Documents from these TASN pages:
• ESI Documentation Form: All Incidents
• Example Letter to Parents: 1st Incident
• Example Letter to Parents: 3rd Incident
• Example Letter to Parents: Any Incident other than the 1st or 3rd