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WBBJ-TV, Jackson, Tennessee, 9 November 2017

School board bans paddling students

By WBBJ Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Paddling students is now prohibited in all Jackson-Madison County schools.

School board members voted unanimously to end Corporal Punishment. They also approved unanimously the 10-year capital proposal to improve local schools and rezone students in the area.

"I think it's very important because it puts our students in the positions to have options and opportunities. There are a lot of great things in this plan. There's a lot of things that we're going to have to continue to work on and approve upon on but it does address the needs in our schools," said Dr. Eric Jones, Superintendent of Jackson-Madison County Schools.

School leaders will decide which schools to improve, rebuild or relocate.

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Midland Reporter-Telegram, Texas, 13 November 2017

Corporal punishment removed from local policy

By Stewart Doreen

The MISD board, by unanimous vote, decided to prohibit the use of corporal punishment, which means that moving forward "students shall not be spanked, paddled, or subjected to other physical force as a means of discipline for violations of the Student Code of Conduct."

Also at Monday's meeting, the Midland ISD board approved a change to local policy that will eliminate corporal punishment.


Midland ISD officials said Monday that corporal punishment wasn't being used much today and the change will not be significant. Leaders also said paddling was an outdated form of punishment and opened administrators to legal issues, especially if bruising on a child was deemed to be "excessive."

Previously, corporal punishment was not allowed if a "parent had submitted to the principal a signed statement for the current school year prohibiting the use of corporal punishment with his or her child."

Corporal punishment, according to previous local policy, was limited to spanking or paddling the student and was administered in accordance with the following guidelines:

1. The student shall be told the reason corporal punishment is being administered.

2. Corporal punishment shall be administered only by the principal or designee.

3. The instrument to be used in administering corporal punishment shall be approved by the principal.

4. Corporal punishment shall be administered in the presence of one other district professional employee and in a designated place out of view of other students.

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