Keytesville R-III


P 2670 Corporal Punishment: Authorized

Corporal punishment should be used only after other methods have failed and when there is reason to believe it will be helpful in maintaining discipline or in the development of the student's character and power of self-control.

All instances of corporal punishment shall be witnessed by at least one other adult member of the school staff and will only be administered by a principal or other District administrator. The use of reasonable force for a District employee to protect persons or property is not abuse within the meaning of Chapter 210, RSMo.

Corporal punishment shall be administered only by swatting the buttocks with a paddle. When it becomes necessary to use corporal punishment it shall be administered so that there can be no chance of bodily injury or harm. Striking a student on the head or face is not permitted.

The teacher or principal shall submit a report to the superintendent explaining the reason for the use of corporal punishment as well as the details of the administration of the corporal punishment.

Board Approved Date: August, 2010
Last Updated: May 2013