Nov 19, 2010 7:44 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The Pointe Coupee School Board has amended its existing policies to address students wearing sagging pants and the use of corporal punishment.
The amended corporal punishment policy says that students and parents must be informed of the policy at the beginning of each school year.
Superintendent Linda D'Amico says that parents then have the choice of whether or not to consent to having their misbehaving children paddled on the buttocks.
D'Amico said children whose parents do not grant permission for paddling will be subject to other forms of discipline.
On the matter of sagging pants, the board decided that students wearing low-riding pants must be warned first and then made to anchor their pants at the waist with plastic zip ties.