South-Western City School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

5630 - CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

Good conduct is based on respect and consideration for the rights of others. Students will be expected to conduct themselves in such a way that the rights of others are not violated. Students will respect constituted authority, conform with school regulations and accept directions from authorized school personnel.

A student who fails to comply with established school rules or with any reasonable request made by school personnel on school property and/or school-related events will be dealt with according to approved student discipline regulations.

Ohio Revised Code requires boards of education to ban the use of corporal punishment, and this Board does not believe such punishment to be suitable, corporal punishment is prohibited and shall not be used as a form of discipline in the District. The Board expects the administration, faculty and staff to use every other form of discipline, counseling and referral, including communication and meetings with the parent(s)/guardian(s) to promote appropriate, positive behavior.

It is understood, however, that teachers, principals, administrators and classified staff may use, within the scope of their employment, "such amount of force and restraint as is reasonable and necessary to quell a disturbance threatening physical injury to others, to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects, for the purpose of self-defense, or for the protection of persons or property."

R.C. 2919.22 (B), 3313.20(B), 3319.41

Adopted 10/8/90
Revised 1/10/94
Revised 3/8/10