DRM Thanks AG Frey for Supporting Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA)
Posted on April 20, 2021
Maine AG Aaron Frey was one of 17 Attorneys General to sign onto a letter in support of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, which would ban the use of seclusion and restrict the use of restraints in the nation's schools. Specifically, "KASSA would make it illegal for any school receiving federal funds to seclude children and would ban mechanical, chemical and supine restraint as well as practices that restrict breathing, including prone restraint."
In an April 1, 2021 letter to AG Frey, DRM thanked him for his support of KASSA, noting that "Maine students, and especially Maine students with disabilities, are subjected to these inherently dangerous interventions at extremely high rates. According to the most recent data from the United States Department of Education (USDOE), Maine restrains more students per capita than any other state and secludes students at the second-highest rate in the country."