Oregon State Board of Education orders school district to end use of “seclusion cells”

Chris Lehman:

The Oregon Board of Education (OBE) has directed the Portland school system to remove four so-called “seclusion cells,” says Northwest Public Radio. The rooms are used as a place to calm down students who are out of control. Oregon lawmakers this year voted to ban the starkest versions of these rooms
Supporters of the legislative restrictions specifically point to the seclusion cells at Pioneer School in northeast Portland, which serves students with severe behavioral and mental health issues. The Portland school system had previously decided not to use the seclusion cells during the current academic year.