Received February 13, 2001, courtesy of The Commercial Appeal.
Discipline must be maintained in the city schools. Corporal punishment is
permissible in the Memphis
City School in cases meriting such action. Generally speaking, other means
of punishment should be tried
before resorting to this method of discipline. Corporal punishment may be
administered by the principal,
acting principal, assistant principal, or the teacher involved, provided
permission is granted by and the
punishment witnessed by one of the three previously mentioned administrative
persons. Even though
corporal punishment is administered by the principal or assistant principal,
other certificated persons or
adult office personnel in the employ of the Board of Education must be
present. Inhuman or degrading
punishment shall not be inflicted by any principal or teacher at any time.
The right of self-defense is not
abrogated by this regulation.
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