Skip to main content

Emergency Safety Interventions

Emergency Safety Interventions

Board Policy GAAF - Emergency Safety Interventions was approved at July 6, 2016, Board of Education meeting.

The State Board of Education adopted new regulations requiring districts to adopt policy concerning emergency safety interventions ("ESI") applicable to ALL district students. This policy and the attached form have been developed to address the new regulatory requirements.

Note also that training will be required for all staff in some degree or another. This means not only certified staff but bus drivers, custodians, cooks, board clerks, etc. will need to be provided at least a basic level of training in ESI as determined necessary by district administration.



Emergency Safety Interventions - BOE policy

Emergency Safety Interventions - Standards for the Use of ESISpanishPashto

Emergency Safety Interventions - Parent Information Packet

Spanish -- A Family Guide to the Use of Emergency Safety Interventions (Seclusion and Restraint) in Kansas


Families Together
5611 Southwest Barrington Court South, Suite 120
Topeka, KS 66614-2489
(800) 264-6343 (KS parents)
(785) 233-4777
Fax: (785) 233-4787

Disability Rights Center of Kansas
6th Ave., Ste 100
Topeka, KS 66603
Topeka voice: 785-273-9661
Toll free Voice: 1-877-776-1541
Toll free TDD: 1-877-335-3725
Fax: 785-273-9414

General Emergency Safety Intervention Information


Emergency Safety Intervention Questions:

Trish Backman
School Mental Health Services Coordinator
Kansas State Department of Education
Special Education and Title Services
(785) 296-6937