3244 - Prohibition of Corporal Punishment
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:
- 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 one's self, other students, school staff and other persons, or property;
- Physical pain or discomfort resulting from or caused by training for or participating in athletic competition or recreational activity voluntarily engaged in by a student;
- 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
- 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.
- RCW 28A.150.300 Corporal punishment prohibited - Adoption of policy
- WAC 392-172A-03130 Aversive interventions - Conditions
- WAC 392-400-235 Discipline - Conditions and limitations