|SB 0041||Prohibits Corporal Punishment in Public Schools|
|Last Action:||05/01/95 - Hearing Conducted H Children, Youth & Families Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1995|
SCS/SB 41 - The act provides that school board rules shall apply to students of all ages and to both full-time and part-time students unless otherwise provided within the rules.
Under this act, no employee of a public elementary or
secondary school may inflict corporal punishment on a pupil,
except in a school district for which corporal punishment is
included as a disciplinary tool in the district's written policy
on discipline established under section 160.261, RSMo.
Reasonable force to quell a disturbance, for self-defense or to
obtain possession of a weapon or dangerous object is not defined
as corporal punishment under the act.