Kentucky - Corporal Punishment: Prohibitions or Restrictions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law permits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes.

Kentucky Revised Statutes 158.444 Administrative regulations relating to school safety

(1) The Kentucky Board of Education shall promulgate appropriate administrative regulations relating to school safety, student discipline, and related matters.

(2) The Kentucky Department of Education shall:

  • (a) Collaborate with the Center for School Safety in carrying out the center’s mission;

  • (b) Establish and maintain a statewide data collection system by which school districts shall report by sex, race, and grade level:

        • a. All incidents of violence and assault against school employees and students;
      • b. All incidents of possession of guns or other deadly weapons on school property or at school functions;

      • c. All incidents of the possession or use of alcohol, prescription drugs, or controlled substances on school property or at school functions; and

      • d. All incidents in which a student has been disciplined by the school for a serious incident, including the nature of the discipline, or charged criminally for conduct constituting a violation of any offense specified in KRS Chapter 508; KRS 525.070 occurring on school premises, on school-sponsored transportation, or at school functions; or KRS 525.080;

      1. The number of arrests, the charges, and whether civil damages were pursued by the injured party;
      1. The number of suspensions, expulsions, and corporal punishments;
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