Georgia Charter School reinstates paddling to punish students

HEPHZIBAH, GEORGIA (KUSI) – Students at an east Georgia public charter school are now being paddled if they misbehave.

According to NBC affiliate WAGT, Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics recently sent home consent forms informing them of a new policy that would allow paddling.

“In this school, we take discipline very seriously,” Superintendent Jody Boulineau told WAGT.

The superintendent noted there was no obligation for parents to opt-in to the new disciplinary measure. Boulineau did mention that the form says students would receive no more than three hits from the paddle if they were to face disciplinary action.

Boulineau told WAGT that response has varied from strong support to strong opposition. She said about a third of the roughly 100 forms returned have been signed.

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