Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI) means those intervention techniques that are used as a last resort by staff to address situations in which any student is in immediate danger of harming self or others. Violent action that is destructive of property may also necessitate the use of an ESI. Emergency Safety Interventions may include use of seclusion or physical restraint. USD 409 staff attempt to avoid use of ESI by communicating with the student, utilizing verbal de-escalation techniques, removing other students, redirecting behavior and assessing cooperativeness. See Board Policy GAAF for more information.