SB 0041 Prohibits Corporal Punishment in Public Schools
Committee:EDUCLR Number:L0390.05P
Last Action:05/01/95 - Hearing Conducted H Children, Youth & Families Committee
Title:SCS/SB 41
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

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.