JGA - Corporal Punishment**

Code: JGA
Adopted: 10/10/90
Re-adopted: 8/13/97; 11/16/22
Original Code: JGA

The use of corporal punishment in any form is strictly prohibited in the district. No student will be subject to the infliction of corporal punishment.

“Corporal punishment” is defined as the willful infliction of, or willfully causing the infliction of, physical pain.

No teacher, administrator, other school personnel or school volunteer will subject a student to corporal punishment or condone the use of corporal punishment by any person under their supervision or control. Permission to administer corporal punishment will not be sought or accepted from any parent or school official.

A staff member is authorized to employ reasonable physical force upon a student when and to the extent the application of physical force is consistent with ORS 339.285-339.303. Physical force shall not be used to discipline or punish a student.

A staff member found in violation of this policy may be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal. A volunteer found in violation of this policy by administration may be subject to sanctions and/or prohibited from volunteer service in the district.

The superintendent shall inform all staff members and volunteers of this policy.


Legal Reference(s)

ORS 161.205                                                                                                                                                            ORS 332.107
ORS 339.240
ORS 339.250
OAR 581-021-0050 to -0075
OAR 584-020-0040
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