Governor signs bill to ban corporal punishment

Alisa Boswell New Mexico public schools can no longer spank or paddle students to discipline them under a legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. New Mexico joined 30 other states and the District of Columbia in banning corporal punishment in schools, according to the Center for Effective Discipline, a Columbus, Ohio-based group […]

Paddling under review: School board to vote on corporal punishment

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CNJ illustration: Ryn Gargulinski By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A policy that allows students to be paddled as a form of discipline is rooted firmly in the Clovis Municipal Schools. Only one of the school district’s five board members raised concerns Tuesday with the procedure during an annual policy review session. “I have issues […]