Policy JK: Corporal Punishment

"The power of the School Committee or of any teacher or otheremployee or agent of the Committee to maintain discipline on schoolproperty shall not include the right to inflict corporal punishment uponany student."

Nothing in this policy shall be interpreted as preventing a teacheror other employee or agent of the school committee from using reasonableforce as is necessary in the following situations: to protect himselfor herself from assault by a student, to protect other students andstaff members from violent aggressive acts of students, or to prevent astudent from harming himself or herself. (see Policy JKAA Physical Restraint)

The Superintendent will issue regulations regarding staff training inthe proper uses and limitations on the use of physical restraint.

LEGAL REF:

MGL 71:37G

CROSS REF:

Policy JKAA

Region Voted to Approve: 8/29/06
Amherst Voted to Approve: 9/19/06
Pelham Voted to Approve: 9/7/06
Effective Date: 9/19/06