The Washington Parish School Board shall prohibit the use of corporal punishment by all of its employees.  Students shall not be paddled, spanked or otherwise physically disciplined for infractions of student conduct regulations.  Furthermore, no other person (including parents or guardians) shall be allowed to administer corporal punishment to a student while on school grounds.


Nothing contained herein shall be interpreted as prohibiting an employee from using physical force, reasonable and appropriate under the circumstances, in defending himself/herself against a physical attack by a student or to restrain a student from attacking another student or employee, or to prevent acts of misconduct which are so anti-social or disruptive in nature as to shock the conscience.


Revised:  December 7, 2017



Ref:    U.S. Constitution, Amend. XIII

U.S. Constitution, Amend. XIV, Sec. 1

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81.6, 17:223, 17:416, 17:416.1

Baker v. Owen, 96 S.Ct. 210, affirming 395 F.Supp. 294 (M.D. N. C. 1975)

Ingraham v. Wright, 97 S.Ct. 1401 (1977)

Board minutes, 12-7-17


Washington Parish School Board