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Use of Restraint in Maine Schools 

Last year, a bill to prohibit face-down physical restraints in Maine schools failed to win support in the Legislature’s education committee.Now, the Department of Education is preparing to come back to lawmakers with a bill to better define, document and control the use of physical restraints and seclusion in schools.A local newspaper says the department has met with about 25 educators, children’s advocates and others who offered suggestions on how to change rules that many say are unclear, lack necessary oversight and are potentially harmful to kids.