2019-2020 School Year Restraint Information System Collection Third Quarter Reporting Window is Open (February 13, 2020)

PDE has announced that The 2019-2020 school year Restraint Information System Collection (RISC) is open for data entry. The system has been enhanced to give local education agencies (LEAs) greater opportunity to provide both more detail about restraints and to analyze trends in reducing the use of physical restraints. The Bureau of Special Education (BSE) continues to require LEAs to report the restraints that occurred in each quarter. This reporting process permits LEAs to report restraints in a timely manner which, in turn, allows LEAs to monitor patterns of episodic behaviors and address them accordingly. The third quarter end date is 3/31/20, the last day to report is 4/15/20, the zero window opens on 4/1/20, and the zero window closes on 4/15/20.

Questions regarding RISC should be directed to either of the following Special Education Advisers: Keith Focht at 717-783-6921 or kfocht@pa.gov / Pat Haglund at 814.662.2662 or phaglund@pa.gov.