AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE INVOLVEMENT OF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN BEFORE SCHOOL OFFICIALS MAY ADMINISTER CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ON A STUDENT. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 3/31/11, 5/5/11, and 6/15/11. Enacted June 23, 2011. Effective June 23, 2011.
Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 15 2011 - View summary
House amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Amends GS 115C-391(a)(5) by including a new requirement that the form to be used by parents or guardians to deny permission for use of corporal punishment on the student must advise that the student may be subject to suspension, among other possible punishments, for offenses that would otherwise not require suspension if corporal punishment were available.
Summary date: May 5 2011 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends GS 115C-391(a)(5) to require that a parent or a guardian make an affirmative written election to prohibit the administering of corporal punishment to the child of that parent or guardian by a school official (was, corporal punishment could be administered only to a child whose parent or guardian had stated in writing that the use of corporal punishment was permissible on the child). Provides that parents and guardians receive a form at the start of the school year on which to indicate that corporal punishment is not to be used, and provides that if the form is not returned then corporal punishment may be administered to the student.
Summary date: Mar 31 2011 - View summary
Completely rewrites GS 115C-391(a)(5) to permit corporal punishment to be administered only on a student whose parent or guardian has stated in writing that corporal punishment may be administered on the student, and to require that parents and guardians be given a form to make an election about corporal punishment at the beginning of the school year or when the student first enters school during the school year. Applies beginning with the 2011-12 school year.