The Board of Education acknowledges safety for students and staff is always the number one priority. There may be times when a student’s behavior escalates to the point where the student’s actions present an immediate potential for causing harm to persons or property. Every effort should be made to prevent the need for the use of restraints or seclusion. However, recognizing there may be times when those techniques are required, the Board of Education adopted policy governing their use.

USD 231 Board Of Education Policy GAAF: Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) 


Additional Emergency Safety Intervention resources are now available on the Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) website. A Family Guide to the Use of Emergency Safety Interventions (Seclusion and Restraint) in Kansas Is posted below. Schools may use this document to inform families of their rights under the Emergency Safety Interventions law.

This PowerPoint may be used to train staff in all of the requirements from the Emergency Safety Interventions Regulations and Statutes. Emergency Safety Intervention Requirements PowerPoint


Educational Services Department
Administrative Offices
231 E. Madison Street (Physical Address)
P.O. Box 97 (Mailing Address)
Gardner, Kansas 66030
Phone: (913) 856-2007