13A.09.10.11

.11 Type I Educational Program—Behavior Management.

A. As appropriate, a school that provides general education services shall maintain a comprehensive document that includes a complete statement of the school's behavior management policies and procedures.

B. The behavior management policies and procedures of a school that provides general education services shall:

(1) Address all aspects of behavior management policies and procedures implemented by the school;

(2) Provide clear direction to staff regarding the implementation of the behavior management policies and procedures of the school; and

(3) Include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) A description of each behavior management technique used by the school;

(b) The specific forms to be completed to document implementation of each specific behavior management practice;

(c) Methods used to train staff in implementing behavior management practices and a schedule for training staff;

(d) Procedures for notifying the parent or the local school system, or both, regarding the implementation of specific practices; and

(e) Procedures for reviewing behavior management data and the purpose of such reviews.

C. A school that provides special education services shall develop and implement policies and procedures for the following areas:

(1) The use and documentation of student behavior interventions, including exclusion, restraint, and seclusion;

(2) Monitoring the use of exclusion, restraint, and seclusion; and

(3) Receiving and investigating complaints regarding the use of exclusion, restraint, and seclusion as required by COMAR 13A.08.04.