PASSED: De-escalation Training and More for Classified Staff (SB 283)

SB 283 is already discussed in the previous section, but it is important to highlight that the bill also includes crucial provisions to protect and support classified staff working with special education students:

  • A minimum five-hour workday for classified staff who work with special education students
  • $5 million in funding for de-escalation and other training for classified staff

OSEA members have been fighting for this training for years, knowing it is essential to keeping staff and students safe when working with students with the highest needs.