State Rep. Gerry Pollet (D-Seattle) announced that the Legislature passed his bill HB1240 on the use of restraint and isolation techniques in public schools. The bill will now go to Governor Inslee for his signature.
“This bill makes sure that treating people with respect and dignity doesn’t end when a child walks through the doors of their school,” said Pollet. “Schools should create an environment where students can learn without fear of having their behavior corrected with the use of restraints and isolation. This bill prohibits the use of these tactics and promotes the use of positive interventions which are proven to be effective.”He said that parents and advocates for people with disabilities helped mightily to win the day.
Paramount Pictures announced today that it is sending a copy of the film, Selma, to every single high school in the U.S. (public and private).