Maryland - Corporal Punishment: Prohibitions or Restrictions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes without exception.

2017 Code of Maryland 13A.08.01.11 Disciplinary Action.

E. Corporal Punishment. Corporal punishment may not be used to discipline a student in a public school in the State.


2017 Maryland Code Education 7-306. Corporal punishment; State code of discipline

(a)  Corporal punishment prohibited. -- Notwithstanding any bylaw, rule, or regulation made or approved by the State Board, a principal, vice principal, or other employee may not administer corporal punishment to discipline a student in a public school in the State.
General Assembly of Maryland

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