State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes without exception.
New Mexico Statutes 22-5-4.3. School discipline policies; students may self-administer certain medications.
A. Local school boards shall establish student discipline policies and shall file them with the department. The local school board shall involve parents, school personnel and students in the development of these policies, and public hearings shall be held during the formulation of these policies in the high school attendance areas within each school district or on a district-wide basis for those school districts that have no high school.