New Mexico - Corporal Punishment: Prohibitions or Restrictions

Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation

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.

B. Corporal punishment shall be prohibited by each local school board and each governing body of a charter school.

New Mexico Administrative Code Enforcing Rules of Conduct

E. Corporal punishment: Corporal punishment shall not be utilized as a means of enforcing rules of conduct in public schools.

[Policy language has since been revised, Effective 7/1/18.]

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