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Fla. Board Bans Paddling

By The Associated Press — April 20, 2010 1 min read

The Marion County school board has decided that area principals can no longer paddle misbehaving students as punishment. Board members voted last week to take the option out of the student code of conduct for next school year. According to a local newspaper, principals previously could have paddled students in front of a witness with the permission of a parent.

A version of this article appeared in the April 21, 2010 edition of Education Week as Fla. Board Bans Paddling