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A school in Hephzibah, Georgia, is drawing national attention after sending consent forms to parents informing them of a new policy of using paddling as a form of punishment for students, CBS affiliate WRDW-TV reports.

The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics (GSIC), a kindergarten-through-9th-grade charter school, is bringing back paddling — spanking a child on the behind with a wooden board — as a form of discipline. Superintendent Jody Boulineau told WRDW that about 100 parents sent back the forms, and one-third gave the school consent to paddle their child.

"In this school, we take discipline very seriously," the superintendent said. "There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn't have the problems that you have."

Boulineau said parents can deny giving permission to the school. The form sent home explained the steps the school would take to discipline children with a paddle. "A student will be taken into an office behind closed doors. The student will place their hands on their knees or piece of furniture and will be struck on the buttocks with a paddle," the form, which was obtained by WRDW, reads. Students will be paddled after their third offense. The form also says "no more than three licks should be given."

The paddle will be 24 inches in length, six inches in width and 3/4 inches in thickness, the form specifies. Parents will be notified if their child is to be paddled by an administrator, according to the form, which CBS News has not independently verified.

Transcription of portion of apparent form:

1. Corporal punishment will be administered using a “three-strike” policy.

When a student is sent to the office for disciplinary purposes, a member of the administrative team will discuss the infraction with the student and notify the parents. A non-corporal punishment may be given at this time, and the student warned of the future possibility of a paddling if improper behavior continues. These steps will be taken for the second occurence of an infraction. Upon being sent to the office for the third time, the student will receive “strike three” and may receive corporal punishment.

2. Parents are notified that their child is to be paddled.

3. The student will be taken into an office and the door closed.

4.The student will place their hands on their knees or a piece of furniture and be struck on the buttocks with a paddle.


The paddle is made of wood and should not exceed the 24" in length, 6" in width, and 3/4" in thickness.


"It's just one more tool that we have in our disciplinary toolbox that we can use," Boulineau said.

The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics (GSIC), CBS News 13 Comments [9/13/2018 4:20:14 PM]
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checkmate

be struck on the buttocks with a paddle


Right!

And when an administrator gets out of line, which will happen, the students can whack him/her on the head with a baseball bat. Deal?

9/13/2018 4:57:53 PM



This is nothing more than a school abusing children in the name of discipline

9/13/2018 5:03:25 PM

Man Called True

"In this school, we take discipline very seriously," the superintendent said. "There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn't have the problems that you have."

Yet he never asks himself why we stopped using corporal punishment in the first place.

9/13/2018 5:24:39 PM

Anon-e-moose

...so we can do the same: to you?

Assaulting children: when doing the same to adults is very illegal? That's a paddlin'.

9/13/2018 8:14:37 PM

antichrist superstar

I'll admit that I'm struggling to understand exactly what kind of parent would allow someone to touch/discipline their child.

9/13/2018 8:21:20 PM

SpukiKitty

On the upside; Two-thirds said "No".

That one-third, however, needs a good paddlin'.

9/13/2018 8:22:28 PM

Kanna

"Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics"

That's not an "Innovation", so I assume you think it's a "Classic". It didn't really do a lot of good the first time around, just caused resentment of authority. So why don't you try some innovations instead.

9/13/2018 9:44:26 PM

Insult to Rocks

And as Catholics can attest to, harsh discipline and corporal punishment never leads to resentment, violence, or issues with authority!

9/13/2018 10:16:37 PM

Malingspann

"It's just one more tool that we have in our disciplinary toolbox that we can use," Boulineau said, getting a conspicuous bulge in his pants crotch.

9/14/2018 2:15:33 AM

Doubting Thomas

Because we never, ever had problems in society back when children were regularly paddled in school.

9/14/2018 6:44:07 AM

The Crimson Ghost

Because nothing unfortunate will happen if we beat & abuse students in school.

If I were a parent & I found out that they paddled my kid, I would skin the administrators, & then hang the skins on the flagpole. I understand that discipline is necessary, but that is just beyond the pale.

9/14/2018 10:22:52 AM

katie5000

"In this school, we take discipline very seriously," the superintendent said. "There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn't have the problems that you have."


I'm not sure corporal punishment was ever completely "the norm" in schools across the country - that sounds a bit like an idealized version of the past to me. Besides, bringing back paddling isn't going to eliminate your problems if a good two-thirds of the student body won't even participate in it.

9/15/2018 9:33:28 PM

NonProphet

Didn't they make that illegal a while back? Or at least discontinue it across the entire public school system due to evidence that it did more harm than good?

9/16/2018 6:23:46 PM

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