Washington - Corporal Punishment: Prohibitions or Restrictions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

Revised Code of Washington 28A.150.300 Corporal punishment prohibited—Adoption of policy.

The use of corporal punishment in the common schools is prohibited. The superintendent of public instruction shall develop and adopt a policy prohibiting the use of corporal punishment in the common schools. The policy shall be adopted and implemented in all school districts.

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