Panhandle School District Says No to Spanking
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The Bay County school board agreed to remove corporal punishment from the district's student discipline policy.
District attorney Franklin Harrison told board members in Panama City on Tuesday that the liability for employees is too great and that there are many other methods of discipline available.
Reports say board chairman Jerry Register acknowledged the risk of spanking in school, but said he favors it, especially in elementary schools.
The board decided that the policy which allowed corporal punishment with a parent's consent was too much of a gamble. With Register voting no, they agreed to remove the policy from the student discipline policy.
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