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Georgia School to Start Paddling Students as Discipline

A parental consent form says students shouldn't be struck more than three times

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    'Consent to Paddle': Georgia School Brings Back Punishment

    The Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics K-9 charter school near Augusta is reinstating the controversial paddle policy as a form of discipline. Superintendent Jody Boulineau issued "consent to paddle" forms, asking parents for their permission to use the policy on their children. If parents don't opt to paddling, they have to agree to up to five days of suspension. Parent reaction has been mixed.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018)

    Paddling students is now a disciplinary policy at a Georgia charter school and parents who don't consent have to agree to up to five days of suspension for their children instead.

    WRDW-TV reports the Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics sent parents a letter last week asking permission to hit children with a wooden paddle. Superintendent Jody Boulineau says the kindergarten through ninth grade school has received a little more than 100 of the forms back and a third of them give consent to use the paddle.

    Boulineau says the corporal punishment won't be used often, and just the threat of it will be a deterrent.

    The form says students will be spanked on the buttocks in an office with closed doors and shouldn't be struck more than three times.

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