This grant (Fund Code 213: Implementing Strategies to Reduce or Eliminate the Use of Time-Out Rooms) is a federally funded competitive grant program that will support schools and districts as they reduce or eliminate the use of time-out rooms and increase the amount of time that students spend learning alongside their peers. Strategies, interventions, and supports to promote the social emotional well-being of students and reduce exclusionary practices are outlined in the linked memorandum sent on September 10, 2021 and reposted in May of 2023.
All Massachusetts public school districts, public schools, collaboratives, approved special education programs, and charter district/schools that currently use one or more time-out rooms are eligible to apply. Competitive priority will be given to Approved Special Education Schools or Collaboratives with a finding under 9.1a and LEAs that have a finding under SE 55 or received a written summary indicating concerns or a PRS finding related to use of time-out rooms. The final group of successful applicants will be geographically diverse and represent each type of eligible organization.
For more information, see the RFP.
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