Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Iowa School Seclusion Incidents 2015-2016

Under Iowa law, a student is secluded when school personnel place him or her into an enclosure from which his or her egress is restricted.  According to data reported to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights by Iowa’s 335 public school districts, during the 2015-2016 school year, 101 of those districts placed children in seclusion rooms as a form of discipline, for a total of 11,065 times.

The following ten school districts reported the highest numbers of incidents of seclusion:

Des Moines          3,051
Council Bluffs      1,106
Iowa City         786
Cedar Rapids        612
Johnston         552
Waterloo         483
Ottumwa         413
Davenport            306
Burlington        281