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Physical Restraint


It is the policy of AOS 47, the Dedham and Orrington School Department to follow 

the Maine Department of Education Rule Chapter 33 with respect to physical 

restraint and seclusion.  School Policy JKAA and Procedures JKAA-R are in 

compliance with State law and Rules Chapter 33. We have adopted an approved 

training program and have staff who are trained in the program as prescribed 

by law.  Copies of the policy and procedures are on file in the main office of your 

child’s school and in the District office. If you have any questions about the new 

policy, please contact your child’s school principal. In such events parents shall be 

notified as soon as practically possible.  Parents/Guardians who have a complaint 

concerning this matter should forward it in writing to the Superintendent as soon 

as possible.  The Superintendent or his designee shall investigate all complaints and 

provide written findings to parents within 20 business days.