Restraint, Isolated Time Out, and Time Out

As required per 105 ILCS 5/10-20-33, following each incident of restraint, time out, and isolated time out (RTO), schools must provide the following items to parents and guardians: a written summary of the incident; a copy of the RTO standards; information about the rights of parents, guardians, and students; and information on the right to file a complaint.

In accordance with the requirements set forth in 105 ILCS 5/2-3.130 and Public Act 102-0339​,​ each school district board must create an oversight team that consists of, but is not limited to, teachers, paraprofessionals, school service personnel, and administrators to develop district-specific plans that include procedures to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of physical restraint, time out, and isolated time out (RTO).