Corporal punishment now banned in public schools for kids with disabilities
Posted on 6/20/2017 12:09:00 PM.

Public schools will no longer be permitted to physically punish children with developmental disabilities after a measure was signed into law by Governor Edwards.

 
Senate Education Chairman Blade Morrish says there weren’t any school districts that pushed back against this legislation.
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Bill prohibiting corporal punishment for kids with disabilities heads to the Governorís desk
Posted on 6/6/2017 11:55:00 AM.

Students with disabilities will now be protected from corporal punishment in public schools after a measure to prohibit the spanking of children with ADHD and other developmental disabilities received final legislative approval. Mom of an autistic child in St. Charles Parish, Allison Badgerow, says teachers physically restraining her son to say the pledge of allegiance significantly set him back.
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Students with disabilities could be protected from corporal punishment
Posted on 5/26/2017 2:34:00 AM.

Students with disabilities would be protected from corporal punishment in public schools under a proposal heading to the Senate floor. Baton Rouge Representative Franklin Foil says his bill would prohibit school employees from spanking students with developmental disabilities.
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Full House votes to continue the use of corporal punishment in schools
Posted on 5/8/2017 6:09:00 PM.

In a 61-34 vote, the full House rejected a measure to ban the spanking of misbehaving kids in public schools. New Orleans Representative Joe Bouie spoke in favor of the bill. He says 31 states have banned corporal punishment in schools and research shows this form of physical punishment does not work.
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House takes up bill to ban corporal punishment in schools
Posted on 5/8/2017 4:17:00 AM.

Today the full House is scheduled to take up a proposal to ban corporal punishment in public schools. Shreveport Representative Barbara Norton says 19 other states have similar laws on the books. She says children need a safe haven at school.
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Public school corporal punishment ban heads to House floor
Posted on 4/26/2017 1:39:00 PM.
The House Education Committee advances a measure that would ban corporal punishment of any kind in public schools. House Bill 497 is by Shreveport Representative Barbara Norton who says there is no proof that spanking a student has actually worked at changing behavior.
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Bill to ban corporal punishment for kids with disabilities passes out of House Committee
Posted on 4/26/2017 11:50:00 AM.

A bill that would prohibit the use of corporal punishment on children with disabilities in public schools passes out of the House Education Committee. The panel was told that 38 public school districts in Louisiana allow corporal punishment. And Michelle Hurst with the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council says unfortunately students with disabilities are on the receiving end of this kind of punishment.
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Lawmaker seeks to prohibit corporal punishment for students with disabilities
Posted on 3/29/2017 1:19:00 PM.

As part of Governor John Bel Edwards’ plan to improve K-12 education outcomes, a measure has been filed for the legislative session that would prohibit the use of corporal punishment in public schools for students with disabilities. Baton Rouge Representative Franklin Foil says his legislation would prohibit physical punishment for kids with intellectual disabilities.
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Study finds 5,000 students a school year subject to corporal punishment
Posted on 10/10/2016 3:10:00 AM.

A report by the Society for Research in Child Development finds over 160,000 students in 19 states, including Louisiana, where kids are being subjected to corporal punishment in their schools every year.
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