Tennessee Senate to Vote on School Spanking Bill

After the state comptroller's office released a report that showed that disabled students were disciplined at a higher rate than other children in recent years, the Tennessee Senate is scheduled to vote on the so-called "school spanking bill" Monday.

The bill would keep school officials from using corporal punishment on children with disabilities, unless their parents give written consent.

 

According to WKRN, if Governor Haslam signs the bill, school systems must disclose:
-Each school where children were spanked
-The reason corporal punishment was used
-Whether the discipline involved a disabled student
-In cases where the children have special needs, the report must describe the type of disability the student has

The school spanking bill has already passed in the House.

 
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