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Seclusion Rooms

School board focuses on budget amid civil rights complaints

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videoThe New Hanover County Board of Education meeting Tuesday was business as usual, focusing on the budget with little discussion about the controversy surrounding seclusion rooms or two complaints filed against the county. The topic of seclusion rooms was not on the agenda, until the public comment portion of the meeting. Full story...
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Feds look into NHCS seclusion rooms

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video The controversy over New Hanover County Schools' use of seclusion rooms is now the subjection of a federal investigation. The Department of Education's Civil Rights Office is looking into a claim that seclusion rooms are only being used on students with disabilities. Full story...
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School board defends seclusion rooms, reopens Virgo

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video As a parent, no one wants to have their child locked in a seclusion room, while intended for the child’s safety, the rooms can be frightening. Full story...
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Complaint filed against New Hanover Co. Schools over seclusion rooms

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video The New Hanover County School District is once again taking heat for the use of "seclusion rooms." A family has filed a formal complaint with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Full story...
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Parent wants others to be aware of seclusion rooms in school

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videoHave you ever heard of a seclusion room? A Carolina Beach mom found out about them after her son's teacher allegedly threatened to put him in one. Full story...
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