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District to nix intervention rooms

RENO — The Washoe County School District said it will discontinue using small intervention rooms for students with disabilities after receiving a report from an advocacy group. People First of Nevada, which advocates for those with developmental disabilities, released a report in July that found that children are isolated in the rooms at some district schools. The intervention rooms are for timeout or quiet time, but the group said that some children are forced to go in the rooms and are prevented from leaving. “We had some isolated issues that have come to my attention and are being addressed,” district …

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