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Corporal Punishment

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:

  1. 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;
  2. 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
  3. 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