Jun 28, 2013 10:18 AM

Corporal Punishment Board discusses corporal punishment option

The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has approved a number of revisions to the school system's policies, but a potential future policy change could mean a return to corporal punishment for errant students. The Advocate reports the board held a special meeting Thursday to approve reports from its policy and personnel committees. The board voted to limit the length of suspensions for students to the remaining days in a school year. The original policy allowed for suspensions to carry over into the next year. Board members may discuss, at a later date, the idea of reintroducing corporal punishment into the school system as a way to discipline out-of-line students. Sandra Bailey-Simmons, a member of the committee, said the school system needs to do something about discipline in the parish's public schools.


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