Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI)
The Shawnee Mission board of education is committed to only using Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI) such as seclusion and restraint when a student's conduct makes it absolutely necessary to protect the student, another student, or property. The board of education encourages all employees to try other behavior tools, including prevention techniques, de-escalation techniques, and positive behavioral intervention strategies.
ESI Resources and Information:
Kansas State Department of Education
Disability Rights Center of Kansas
877-776-1541 or 785-273-9661
“Emergency Safety Intervention” is the use of seclusion or physical restraint when a student presents an immediate danger to self or others. Violent action that is destructive of property may necessitate the use of an emergency safety intervention.
- Board of Education Policy GAAF, (See Kansas Administrative Regulations. 91-42-1)
Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Leadership