South Dakota

Where Do Things Stand Now?

  • Corporal Punishment: Corporal punishment is not explicitly prohibited under South Dakota law but there are zero reported incidents recorded in the Office for Civil Rights most recent data. 

  • Restraint and Seclusion: SDL 13-32-20 prohibits the use of prone restraint and locked seclusion rooms. 

  • Suspension and Expulsion: Click here to learn more

Pending Legislation

What You Can Do Now!

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