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Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI)

An emergency safety intervention is the use of seclusion or physical restraint. The use of an emergency safety intervention shall cease as soon as the immediate danger of physical harm and violent action ceases to exist. Emergency safety interventions law sets forth standards for the use of restraint and seclusion to ensure that all Kansas students and staff have a safe learning environment. The standards found in the emergency safety intervention statutes and regulations are required to be followed in all Kansas public school districts and accredited private schools.


All Emergency Safety Intervention resources are located on the Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) website.

Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI) Resources

Data Reporting

All emergency safety intervention data is reported in the Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS) application.

Registering for KIAS (PDF). Please follow the instructions in this document to register for access to the KIAS application.
User Manual (PDF)
Reporting Guidance (PDF)

Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) Reporting Periods

Reporting Period

Incident Date Range Begins

Incident Date Range Ends

Submission Window Opens

Submission Window Closes




(Submit ESI incidents that occurred on or between 6/1/2017 and 11/30/2017.)





(Submit ESI incidents that occurred on or between 12/01/2017 and 5/31/2018.)


Administrative Review

Any parent who filed a written complaint with their local board of education regarding the use of emergency safety intervention and is either not satisfied with the local board’s final decision or did not receive a final decision within 30 days, may request an administrative review by the Kansas State Board of Education. You may use the form below to request administrative review. If you have any questions on this process, please contact the Office of General Counsel at ogc@ksde.org or 785-296-3204.

Administrative Review Request Form (PDF)

Data Analysis

KSDE is required to compile reports from schools on the use of emergency safety interventions and provide the results, based on aggregate data, on the KSDE website by January 20 of each year.

2017 Emergency Safety Intervention Data Report (PDF)    Appendix to 2017 Emergency Safety Intervention Data Report (PDF)
2016 Emergency Safety Intervention Data Report (PDF)
Emergency Safety Interventions: An Analysis of Seclusion and Restraint in Kansas Schools (White Paper PDF) (PowerPoint PDF)

For more information please contact:
Laura Jurgensen

Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services Team

Colleen Riley

Assistant Director
Tiffany Blevins

Assistant Director
Doug Boline

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag

Assistant Director
Laura Jurgensen

Assistant Director
Tate Toedman

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