The Kentucky Board of Education passed a provision on corporal punishment in schools Wednesday.
Schools must now have written consent from a student’s parent or legal guardian to use corporal punishment to discipline a student. The written consent must also be received by the school during the first five days of the school year.
Moreover, schools must also receive verbal consent from the child’s legal guardians before doling out the punishment. The new regulation also prohibits the punishment on students with disabilities, in foster care or homeless.
Students must also receive thirty minutes of counseling following the administration of the physical punishment.