A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE ADMINISTRATION OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ON CHILDREN LIVING IN FOSTER CARE AND TO INCREASE SAFEGUARDS FOR CORPORAL PUNISHMENT.
Current law permits each local board of education to decide whether corporal punishment of students will be permitted in its school administrative unit (LEA).AmendsGS 115C-390.4 to prohibit administering corporal punishment to a student who is known by school personnel to be in foster care as defined in GS 131D-10.2(9). Exempts a foster parent or caregiver of a student living in foster care from the requirement in subdivision (b)(6) of this statute to provide the school with written notice that corporal punishment is not to be administered to the student.
Further amends the regulations regarding the administering of corporal punishment by schools to require that corporal punishment may only be administered by a teacher, principal, or assistant principal of the same gender as the student and may only be witnessed by a teacher, principal, or assistant principal of the same gender as the student.
Applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.
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