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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
    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
    Click "Handbook". CP is "applicable to Pre-school through 6th grade".

  • Tabernacle Christian Academy, Norfolk
    "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
    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".

  • Salvation Christian Academy, Edgewood (New URL) updated
    "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". Both parents have to sign that they "support the school in its corporal punishment policy without reservation". With effect from 2018, only students in grades 7 through 10 may be spanked; CP is not used at all at the elementary level. See also this further page, which lays down that a student who accumulates 150 demerit points is subject to "referral for corporal punishment".

WEST VIRGINIA: private schools

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

  • Covenant School, Huntington (New URL)
    "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
    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
    Only elementary schools may use corporal punishment. 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 No. 2 (covers Encampment, Hanna, Saratoga)
    (Select "Section J" and scroll down to Policy JG "Student Discipline".)

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