Portland, OR -

Portland Public Schools says it will comply with an order it received in a letter Monday from the Oregon Department of Education and remove four so-called seclusion cells at Pioneer School.

KATU reports the rooms were built for the safety of children with behavior issues. But they are not allowed under a state law that took effect Sept. 1.

Portland Public Schools general counsel Jollee Patterson wrote the state Education Department that districts should be given more advice on how to implement seclusion strategies that are safe for all parties.