500-506 Corporal Punishment
HIBBING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 701
BOARD POLICY 506
SERIES: 500 Students
SUBJECT: 506 Corporal Punishment
The following definition shall be used to clarify this policy:
“Corporal punishment” means conduct involving hitting or spanking a person with or without an object, or unreasonable physical force that causes bodily harm or substantial emotional harm.
No employee or agent of the school district shall cause corporal punishment to be inflicted upon a student to reform unacceptable conduct or as a penalty for unacceptable conduct.
School district employees may use reasonable force to restrain a student only when necessary to prevent the student from injuring him or herself, others, or property or to prevent bodily harm or death to another.
M.S. 123B.25 Subd. 3 (Actions Against Districts and Teachers)
M.S. 121A.58 (Corporal Punishment)
M.S. 609.06 (Authorized use of Force)