Corporal punishment is any act which willfully inflicts or willfully causes the infliction of physical pain on a student. Employees of the Clover Park School district shall not utilize corporal punishment.
Corporal punishment does not include:
- The use of reasonable physical force by an administrator, teacher or other school employee or volunteer as necessary to maintain order to prevent a student from harming him/herself, other students, school staff and other persons, or property;
- Physical pain or discomfort resulting from or caused by training for or participation in athletic competition or recreational activity voluntarily engaged in by a student; and
- Physical exertion shared by all students in a teacher-directed class activity, which may include, but is not limited to, physical education exercises, field trips or vocational education projects.
|Legal References:||RCW 9A.16.100||Washington Criminal Code|
|WAC 180-40-235||Discipline--Conditions and limitations|
Adoption Date: 04.10.95
Former Policy Number: 3311
Clover Park School District
Revised: 09.10.12; 05.14.18