|AZ||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Restriction or Isolation As Discipline|
Amends law to begin with the 2013-14 school year to include policies for the confinement of pupils left alone in an enclosed space. Lists required processes for parental notification and consent.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Bus Safety|
Regulates student conduct on school buses. Permits school personnel, including school bus drivers, to use reasonable force, subject to certain restrictions, in maintaining discipline.
|AR||Adopted 02/2012||P-12||School District Student Discipline and School Safety Policies|
AR ADC 005.15.17-1.00 to AR ADC 005.15.17-6.00
Sets forth guidelines to assist school districts with developing, reviewing and revising student discipline and school safety policies. Requires that parents, students and school district personnel be involved in the development of district student discipline ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Requires Involvement of Parent/Guardian Before Corporal Punishment Administered|
Provides that corporal punishment will not be administered on a student whose parent or guardian has stated in writing that corporal punishment must not be administered to that student. Provides that parents/guardians must be given a form to make such an elect...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Student Discipline, Including Corporal Punishment|
Defines corporal punishment. Provides that if a district board of trustees adopts a policy permitting corporal punishment, a district educator may use corporal punishment as a form of discipline unless the student's parent has previously provided a written, si...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reorganizes and Clarifies Provisions Relating to School Discipline|
Clarifies the definitions of the following terms: alternative education services; corporal punishment; educational property; explusion; firearm; long-term suspension; parent; destructive device; principal; school official; school personnel; short-term suspensi...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Corporal Punishment Ban|
Prohibits the use of corporal punishment by each local school board and each governing body of a charter school.
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Corporal Punishment/Students With Disabilities|
Prohibits schools from administering corporal punishment on a student with a disability whose parent or guardian has stated in writing that corporal punishment will not be administered on that student. Requires schools to provide to the parents or guardians a ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Corporal Punishment Prohibited|
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.41
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Prohibits corporal punishment in school districts, educational service centers, community schools (charter schools) and STEM schools. Pages 1389-1391 of 3120: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText128/128_HB_1_EN_N.pdf
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Statewide Education Management Information System|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.0714
Amends types of data that must be maintained in the education management information system (EMIS http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEPrimary.aspx?page=2&TopicRelationID=1281). Adds that EMIS must include data on achievement levels on college ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Zero-Tolerance Policies/Corporal Punishment|
Relates to zero-tolerance policies and schools; requires a district school board having a policy authorizing the use of corporal punishment to review its policy once every 3 years during a district school board meeting and to take public testimony at the board...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Consistent Disciplinary Policies|
Provides for consistent policies regarding corporal punishment. Prohibits a school board from expanding through policy the definition of corporal punishment beyond that provided by this subsection. (The subsection allows for reasonable force but prohibits corp...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Consistent Disciplinary Policies|
Provides for consistent policies regarding corporal punishment. Prohibits a school board from expanding through policy the definition of
corporal punishment beyond that provided by this subsection. (The subsection allows for reasonable force but prohibits corp...
|IL||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Special Education Facilities|
23 IAC 401.10, .30, .210
Emergency rule (expires 8-18-08) includes a new provision expressly prohibiting the "use of a behavioral intervention strategy relying upon pain as an intentional
method of control" by any program operated at a facility serving students with disabilities. Requ...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Justification for Use of Force|
Establishes a committee to study the law on justification for the use of physical force and its implications for teachers or other persons entrusted with the care and supervision of minors in settings such as schools or child care centers....
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 05/2001||P-12||Restraint and Time Out|
Requires the commissioner to adopt procedures for the use of restraint and time-out by a school district employee or volunteer or an independent contractor of a district in the case of a student receiving special education services. Prohibits putting students...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Cannot Suspend for Truancy|
Prohibits suspension as discipline for failure to attend class; stipulates other methods of discipline may be used for the pupil which may include, but are not limited to, detention, extra class time or alternative class settings; abolishes corporal punishment...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Corporal Punishment|
Relates to child protective services and corporal punishment by school personnel; clarifies within the child abuse and neglect statute that teachers, principals or other persons employed by a school board or employed in a school operated by the Commonwealth ar...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Reasonable Force|
Provides that the offenses of a simple assault and assault and battery do not include the use of, by any teacher, principal or other person employed by a school board or employed in a school, incidental, minor or reasonable physical contact or other actions de...