Board Policies


Adoption Date: Oct 13, 1993
Revision Date: May 26, 2010
5630 - CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

While recognizing that students may require disciplinary action in various forms, the Board cannot condone the use of unreasonable force and fear as an appropriate procedure in student discipline.  Therefore, corporal punishment is not allowed under any circumstances.

 

Professional staff should not find it necessary to resort to physical force or violence to compel obedience.  If all other means fail, staff members may always resort to removal of the student from the classroom or school through suspension (in or out-of-school) or expulsion procedures.

 

Professional staff as well as support staff, within the scope of their employment may use and apply reasonable force and restraint to quell a disturbance threatening physical injury to others, to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects upon or within the control of the student, in self defense or for the protection of persons or property.

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