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Fla. Board Bans Paddling

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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.

Vol. 29, Issue 29, Page 5

Published in Print: April 21, 2010, as Fla. Board Bans Paddling
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