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Corporal Punishment “Opt-Out” Policy back in Spotlight

Corporal Punishment “Opt-Out” Policy back in Spotlight

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Classroom - Stock Image (smolaw11 / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - As students return to school parents are reading and signing a lot of forms; one of those forms is back in the spotlight after parents took to social media and spoke with a local TV news station about Randolph County Schools opt-out policy for corporal punishment.  Under North Carolina General Statutes school personnel may use reasonable force in what the statute calls “the exercise of lawful authority to restrain or correct pupils and maintain order.” It is this provision that sets up the use of corporal punishment in schools.  The Randolph County School System policy regarding corporal punishment was established in 1989 and last updated on November 19, 2012. The policy which says, “while not encouraged, co...