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Illinois To Take Emergency Action To Halt Isolated Timeouts In Schools

Nov 20, 2019
NOT FOR FILE USE - A seclusion room at Braun Educational Center in south suburban Oak Forest, Illinois.
Zbigniew Bzdak | Chicago Tribune

The Illinois State Board of Education announced on Wednesday that it will take emergency action to end isolated seclusion of children in schools, saying the practice has been “misused and overused to a shocking extent.”

Calling the seclusion of children in Illinois “appalling,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that he directed the education agency to make the emergency rules, and that he will then work with legislators to make them law.