State law permits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes.
Oklahoma Statutes 70-24-100.4. School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act - Discipline of child - Prohibition of bullying at school and online – Policy requirements.
A. Each district board of education shall adopt a policy for the discipline of all children attending public school in that district, and for the investigation of reported incidents of bullying. The policy shall provide options for the discipline of the students and shall define Standard of conduct to which students are expected to conform. The policy shall:
- Establish a procedure for:
- a. the investigation, determination and documentation of all incidents of bullying reported to school officials,
- b. identifying the principal or a designee of the principal as the person responsible for investigating incidents of bullying,
- c. reporting the number of incidents of bullying, and
- d. determining the severity of the incidents and their potential to result in future violence;
Oklahoma Statutes 70-6-113.1. Materials on effective classroom discipline techniques to be furnished.
The State Department of Education shall provide each local board of education materials dealing with effective classroom discipline techniques as an alternative to the use of corporal punishment.