Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

5630A - PROHIBITION OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND ALTERNATIVES TO CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

Board Policy 5630 prohibits corporal punishment of students by Board employees. That policy defines corporal punishment as the intentional infliction of mild temporary physical discomfort on a student for the purpose of addressing misconduct.

Board employees shall not use corporal punishment in the performance of their duties with students, but this does not prohibit a Board employee from using physical force to protect himself or another person, or to prevent substantial damage to property.

Staff members shall not:

 

A.

intentionally hit, strike, grab, punch, or inflict other bodily pain on a student by any method;

   
 

B.

restrict a student's movement by binding or tying him/her, unless specified in an I.E.P.;

   
 

C.

deprive a student of meals, snack, rest, or necessary toilet use;

   
 

D.

confine a student in an enclosed area such as a closet, locked room, box, or similar cubicle, but a Board employee may assign a student to a "time-out" area as a disciplinary penalty;

   
 

E.

permit any of the above to occur in their presence without ending or promptly reporting the act to an administrator.

The following alternatives to the use of corporal punishment are available to the Board's employee's when other student management practices have not been effective. The principal has the authority to:

 

A.

deny a student participation in extra-curricular and/or noncurricular activities;

   
 

B.

assign a student to an alternative program or remedial activity;

   
 

C.

assign the student to an in-school suspension or before, after, or Saturday school program;

   
 

D.

impose an out-of-school suspension in compliance with the procedure implemented by the Board pursuant to I.C. 20-33-8;

   
 

E.

confer with a student's parent/guardian on sanctions which will be implemented in a correlated way at school and at home;

   
 

F.

refer the student to a counselor, social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, or clinical specialists;

   
 

G.

coordinate services to the student from community resources such as public health, social services, and mental health agencies;

   
 

H.

arrange for an evaluation or re-evaluation of the student pursuant to IDEA, if there is reason to believe the student's behavior is related to a disability. If the student does not qualify for services under IDEA, an evaluation or re-evaluation of the student pursuant to Section 504 may be appropriate.

Any of the alternatives listed above that result in denial of student attendance must be implemented in compliance with the due process procedure for denial of student attendance in school (See Policy 5611).

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