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School Seclusion Cells
5:33 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Oregon Orders Portland School To Remove Seclusion Cells

Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 5:31 pm

The Oregon Board of Education has ordered a Portland public school to remove four so-called "seclusion cells."

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School Seclusion Cells
5:01 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Seclusion Cell Ban Heads To Governor's Desk

Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 4:43 pm

SALEM, Ore. – A ban on the use of so-called seclusion cells in Oregon schools is on its way to the desk of Governor John Kitzhaber. The Oregon Senate voted Monday to approve the measure that would phase out the small rooms. They’re used when out-of-control students need a place to calm down without posing a risk to themselves or others.

Democratic senator Lee Beyer told his colleagues there are other ways to handle these students.

"I understand the problems that you have in containing some of these young people that have problems, but this is the wrong way."

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School Seclusion Cells
5:39 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Oregon House Takes Aim At School Seclusion Cells

Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 5:36 pm

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers are trying to reduce the use of so-called seclusion cells in schools. The small rooms are used when out-of-control students need a place to calm down without posing a risk to themselves or others. The Oregon House Wednesday passed a measure that would ban the starkest versions of these rooms.

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