Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA
Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Policy 3244

Policy No. 3244




Corporal punishment is any act which willfully inflicts or willfully causes the infliction of physical pain on a student, and is not permitted.

Corporal punishment does not include:

A. The use of reasonable physical force by an administrator, teacher, other school employee or volunteer as necessary to maintain order to prevent a student from harming him/herself, other students, school staff and other persons, or property;

B. Physical pain or discomfort resulting from or caused by training for or participation in athletic competition or recreational activity voluntarily engaged in by a student;

C. Physical exertion shared by all students in a teacher directed class activity, which may include, but is not limited to, physical education exercises, field trips or vocational education projects; or

D. Physical restraint or the use of aversive therapy as part of a behavior management program in a student's individual education program which has been signed by the parent and is carried out according to district procedures in compliance with WAC 392-171-800(30).


Legal References:

RCW   28A.150.300 Corporal punishment prohibited — Adoption of policy
WAC   392-400-235 Discipline — Conditions and limitations


Cross Reference: Board Policy 3241 - Classroom Management, Corrective Actions or Punishment


Adopted:  February 22, 2010