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Corporal punishment regulations of individual schools or school districts --
External links to present-day school handbooks

With comments by C. Farrell



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    VIRGINIA: private schools

  • Faith Outreach Education Center, Hampton (New URL)
    One of the disciplinary actions here is "Paddling (by parent)".

  • Gateway Christian Academy, Virginia Beach
    Parents must sign that "I will be notified whenever corporal discipline is deemed necessary. The school does not administer corporal discipline, however when notified by the school I understand it is my duty given by God to administer corporal discipline."

  • Jefferson Christian Academy, Ripplemead
    At this K-12 school, "paddling is employed because it is a disciplinary method sanctioned and supported by Scripture (Proverbs 13:24)". Parents are informed beforehand.

  • Keystone Christian Academy, Berryville New!
    Click "Handbook". CP is "applicable to Pre-school through 6th grade".

  • New Covenant Schools, Lynchburg
    "Forms of discipline that may be used in extreme cases include corporal punishment (upon parental request witnessed by a staff member)."

  • Tabernacle Christian Academy, Norfolk New!
    "In cases where the offense merits immediate administrative attention, your child will, by advise of parent, be given an option of a five (5) – ten (10) day suspension or corporal punishment." There is a maximum of three "firm strokes on the buttocks" with the principal's paddle.



    WASHINGTON STATE: private schools

  • Christian Faith School, Federal Way
    Discipline here may include "a spanking administered by the parent at school".

  • Columbia River Christian Academy, Kettle Falls
    "If, in the principal's judgment, a student's behavior warrants a more severe discipline, a spanking will be administered, with the parent's prior approval."

  • Riverview Baptist Christian School, Pasco (New URL)
    All parents must sign the Corporal Punishment form. There is a maximum of three paddle swats. Three demerits plus a spanking are given to any student, at any grade level (K through 12), who cheats, shows disrespect, uses vulgar language, listens to rock music, lies, skips class or leaves campus without permission, among other things. Also, any student who accumulates six demerits in a quarter receives an "Automatic spanking". Furthermore, "Any effort to cheat in completing of the demerit will result in swats".

  • The Oaks Christian School, Spokane Valley
    At this K-12 school, a second disciplinary visit to the Headmaster's Office "may entail corporeal [sic] punishment".

  • The River Academy, Wenatchee
    Spanking is normally for elementary students only, and may occur on a second or third visit to the office.

  • Salvation Christian Academy, Edgewood
    "You are asked to be present during the corporal punishment process or may extend your authority to the school administration." There is a maximum of two firm strokes with a simple flat paddle. In a change for 2018, only students in grades 7 through 10 may be spanked; CP is apparently not used at all at the elementary level.

  • Shorewood Christian School, Seattle
    "Corporal punishment will consist of a spanking administered on the buttocks with a paddle" by the parent in the presence of a member of staff.


    WEST VIRGINIA: private schools

  • Ballard Christian School New!
    Parents must give full discretion to the school in discipline, which "includes assigning detention, paddling, suspension, and expulsion".

  • Covenant Christian School, Huntington New!
    "Spanking" is one of the disciplinary measures that the Headmaster may impose. "Biblical principles" in the classroom include "swift/painful punishment (including paddling)".


    WISCONSIN: private schools

  • Faith Christian School, Randolph New!
    At this K-8 school, "The teacher is authorized to spank a child when warranted. ... Another teacher will be called in to witness the discipline and the parents will be notified and give approval prior to the spanking. This spanking will take place by means of a stick or paddle administered to the backside of the student."


    WYOMING: private schools

  • Newcastle Christian Academy [DOC]
    "Corporal discipline will be administered by Administration, Staff, and Faculty." Parents may come and administer it themselves if they wish.


    WYOMING: public schools

  • Fremont County School District, Riverton
    This stipulates that only elementary schools may use corporal punishment; a record must be kept. At the Middle School and the High School, "no paddle or other means of inflicting such punishment shall be retained on school premises".
        In fact, none of the district's four elementary schools mentions CP in the discipline pages of their individual websites, so this policy is probably now a dead letter.


  • These Wyoming public schools also state that they may use corporal punishment, but give few or no details:

    Carbon County School District (covers Encampment, Hanna, Saratoga)

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USA, Texas (public) school districts A-M
USA, Texas (public) school districts N-Z
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