Corporal Punishment (Paddling)
Guest

Union City, TN

#21 May 25, 2012
Yes they can. Check your facts!
Uh huh

United States

#22 May 26, 2012
Nothing wrong with paddling your own kids. And if you allow teachers to do it, then thats fine too. Thats what wrong with kids today, they get away with everything and parents dont ever touch them.
Just reading

Union City, TN

#23 May 26, 2012
I disagree, strongly. If the teachers or the principal spank my kids then there will be a big problem. Since I signed a paper telling them that they can't, not even the principal can spank them, I talked to a lawyer friend about it. And sorry, but I have awesome kids. Mine children are very well mannered, and good kids. Now they still act like kids, but so do a lot of adults. My kids don't go around hitting other kids or adults. So I do have to say that not letting the schools spank them has nothing to do with the way they behave. It's a parenting thing. I have 3 children and they have manners and use them. They also are very good students, A's and B's. And their teachers, even though they aren't aloud to spank them, love them. And there are other things that you can do to get kids to listen without spanking them. Charles Manson, born in 1934. Ted Bundy, born 1946. The Zodiac Killer killed between 1960 and the early 1970's. Green River Killer, born 1949. John Wayne Gacy, born 1942. There are so many more.... So thirty years ago kids were raised better? Maybe not.... I think that these people having more kids then they can handle, even if that means only 1, are the problems. That guy that just got in trouble for child support for the 30 kids that he had with 11 different women, people like that are the problem. Make YOUR kids listen the first time.
Wrong

United States

#24 May 26, 2012
"Tennessee State Law

TCA 49-6-4103
Corporal punishment.-- Any teacher or school principal may use corporal punishment in a reasonable manner against any pupil for good cause in order to maintain discipline and order within the public school.
TCA 49-6-4104 Rules and regulations.-- Each local board of education shall adopt such rules and regulations as it deems necessary to implement and control any form of corporal punishment in the schools in its district."

You may sign a note saying that you don't want your child to be paddled, but a teacher is still within his legal rights if he paddles your child so long as the local school board's policy allows it. Even with a signed note, your child can be paddled. If you are against corporal punishment, you should still sign a form saying you don't want your child paddled. You should also visit your child's teacher and let him know that you are a supportive parent and will be there should any problems arise. Most teachers want to work with parents and most will respect your wishes, but you need to check with your local school board. If the board's policy allows corporal punishment, your best bet might be to enroll your children in a system where it is not allowed.
person

Martin, TN

#25 May 26, 2012
Well if I become a teacher. I will paddle any kid that I have reason to whether or not they signed or paper or not. It's getting ridiculous
guest

United States

#26 May 26, 2012
person wrote:
Well if I become a teacher. I will paddle any kid that I have reason to whether or not they signed or paper or not. It's getting ridiculous
Well, it won't be English class. In guessing you want to teach P.E.
unknown

Newbern, TN

#27 May 26, 2012
a theory wrote:
<quoted text>
The principal can still paddle even if you sign it.
thats not true.the principal cannot paddle your child if you sign the paper.my child goes to Obion County School system.
Wrong

Sylacauga, AL

#28 May 26, 2012
unknown wrote:
<quoted text>thats not true.the principal cannot paddle your child if you sign the paper.my child goes to Obion County School system.
If Obion County's policy does not support corporal punishment, the principal cannot paddle your child. If the policy does support corporal punishment, the principal can. If you read the above post, you will understand that it's up to each school board. I am not familiar with Obion County's policy. Under Tennessee law, the local school board has the authority to determine whether or not the principal and teachers can paddle. Their policy may state that corporal punishment is allowed, but there may also be a clause stating that a parent's wishes must be followed. Again, it all depends on what the policy states. The principal and teachers must adhere to the policies, whatever they may be.
Wrong

Sylacauga, AL

#29 May 26, 2012
Please visit this site, page 11. This particular document pertains to athletics, but the county's corporal punishment policy is probably the same:

http://www.ocboe.com/sites/default/files/athl...
person

Martin, TN

#30 May 26, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Well, it won't be English class. In guessing you want to teach P.E.
Well check your own spelling you conceited bitch.
guest

United States

#31 May 27, 2012
person wrote:
<quoted text>
Well check your own spelling you conceited bitch.
Auto correct fail vs. ignorance about one's native language. I'd rather be conceited.
parents are the problem

Cookeville, TN

#32 May 27, 2012
Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
If Obion County's policy does not support corporal punishment, the principal cannot paddle your child. If the policy does support corporal punishment, the principal can. If you read the above post, you will understand that it's up to each school board. I am not familiar with Obion County's policy. Under Tennessee law, the local school board has the authority to determine whether or not the principal and teachers can paddle. Their policy may state that corporal punishment is allowed, but there may also be a clause stating that a parent's wishes must be followed. Again, it all depends on what the policy states. The principal and teachers must adhere to the policies, whatever they may be.
Just because a parents signs a "do not paddle" note, does not give the child permission to be disruptive and disrepectful in the classroom. A teacher/principal may not be able to paddle this child, but the principal can suspend or send the child to Alternative School.

All of these lazy parents who have the attitude that "No, the school won't paddle my child", or "No one is going to discipline my child", need to learn that the world is not going to cater to their spoiled child.

That is what is wrong with today's generation. They are never told "No", never taught respect and are never given limits. Momma and Daddy are always fighting their battles and making things better with their magic Credit Card.

We wonder why the drop out rate is so high, why State test scores are so low and teachers performance is being questioned.

We have made the OC school system nothing more than a baby sitting service because of complaining, griping parents who are more interested in tying the teachers' hands behind their backs instead of educating our children to be academic performers and good citizens.

Parents who spent more time worrying about their children being disciplined instead of supporting the teachers and administrators of the schools are the biggest reason that so many teachers were moved and switched around in the school system.

These parents limited the effectiveness of the teachers and administrators with their constant demands for preferential treatment for their children and their threats of phone calls to the Board Office, Board Member or Superintendent.

A teacher can not perform to the highest level when the are constantly having to question their actions because "Little Johnny or Little Suzie's" mom/dad is going to play the "don't you know who I am/don't you know who I know" card.

Thanks to parents who don't want their children disciplined or corrected, all of the other parents and children have had their schools disrupted by numerous changes in teachers/administrators.

Let's hope that all of the griping parents, who think their children are perfect, are happy now that test scores are low and teachers are being moved in order to correct the problem which is that parents have too much influence in the OC school system.
unknown

Newbern, TN

#33 May 27, 2012
Wrong wrote:
Please visit this site, page 11. This particular document pertains to athletics, but the county's corporal punishment policy is probably the same:
http://www.ocboe.com/sites/default/files/athl...
thats for athletes not for kids read it for your self before you start putting pages on here and how would you know you do not even live in Obion County?
Wrong

Monroe, LA

#34 May 28, 2012
unknown wrote:
<quoted text>thats for athletes not for kids read it for your self before you start putting pages on here and how would you know you do not even live in Obion County?
If you read my post, you will see where I pointed out that this was for athletes. It's highly unlikely that the policy is different for athletes than it is for nonathletes. As for being from Obion County, your posts show your residence as being in Martin. I have never been to the place that shows as my residence.

I was trying to help so that you would understand that your child CAN be paddled, even with a note, UNLESS the local school board's policy specifically states that a note will prevent the paddling. Perhaps you're someone who doesn't want/need help because he already knows everything. It doesn't matter to me if your child is paddled or not. I was trying to help. This is my last effort.
unknown

Newbern, TN

#35 May 28, 2012
Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
If you read my post, you will see where I pointed out that this was for athletes. It's highly unlikely that the policy is different for athletes than it is for nonathletes. As for being from Obion County, your posts show your residence as being in Martin. I have never been to the place that shows as my residence.
I was trying to help so that you would understand that your child CAN be paddled, even with a note, UNLESS the local school board's policy specifically states that a note will prevent the paddling. Perhaps you're someone who doesn't want/need help because he already knows everything. It doesn't matter to me if your child is paddled or not. I was trying to help. This is my last effort.
sorry it may say I am from Martin but that is not true I live in UC and my daughter goes to SF. I did not say that you were not trying to help all I am saying is that they better not paddle my child.that what her parents are for
discipline

United States

#36 May 28, 2012
Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
If you read my post, you will see where I pointed out that this was for athletes. It's highly unlikely that the policy is different for athletes than it is for nonathletes. As for being from Obion County, your posts show your residence as being in Martin. I have never been to the place that shows as my residence.
I was trying to help so that you would understand that your child CAN be paddled, even with a note, UNLESS the local school board's policy specifically states that a note will prevent the paddling. Perhaps you're someone who doesn't want/need help because he already knows everything. It doesn't matter to me if your child is paddled or not. I was trying to help. This is my last effort.
Obion co sends home a paper at the beginning of the year.My children attend there.You must sign this and return it.It either gives them permission to paddle or you may deny this.If you deny this they will use other forms of punishment in school suspension,restriction of activities,suspension etc. You may also request that they call you before administering any corporal punishment.I do mark this one because some of the stuff they paddle for is ridiculous..

They go by a card system..once I forgot to sign my sons papers..he got 3 cards pulled for that.another card pulled for not having his finger over his mouth in line for cafeteria (they make the younger ones do this so they dont talk) and he got his final card pulled for speaking out of turn....this made him pull his black card which institutes a paddling.They called me and I refused this...

3 of the cards were my fault..not his..the other 2 cards while they are rules i did not believe were a discipline problem..he was not mouthing of or causing a disruptance..

This is why I have them call me..If my kids are being a discipline problem then by all means ill let them paddle them then ill get them again when they get home. But I want to know ahead of time what they have done because alot of what they make them pull cards for is ridiculous..

They are not allowed to paddle if you check the box that you dont allow.They have to use other forms which can include expulsion.

I believe schools should be allowed to paddle for discipline but I also believe it should be for the right reasons.Not just because mom forgot to sign something
guest

Marble Falls, TX

#37 Jun 1, 2012
I was paddled in school. Once for swallowing a dime. Now is that a reason for a paddling>>?
It was 1st grade. I was 5 yrs old.
Lead By Example

United States

#38 Jun 1, 2012
Putting your hands on someone else is never okay
guest

Tyler, TX

#39 Jun 1, 2012
Lead By Example wrote:
Putting your hands on someone else is never okay
Well it was back then. At school and then at home so consider yourselves lucky these days. But respect has somehow been lost.
Bill Cooper

Denver, CO

#40 Jun 6, 2012
unknown wrote:
<quoted text>sorry it may say I am from Martin but that is not true I live in UC and my daughter goes to SF. I did not say that you were not trying to help all I am saying is that they better not paddle my child.that what her parents are for
I would not be a teacher in any school in America unless the use of a paddle was allowed, and if your children acted up in class with blatent disrespect of me or the rules, I would glad to call you in to watch me paddle their rear ends if in fact they deserved such, and ic were to have a problem with that then I would invite you to meet me off school property to talk it over, just like I used to do when fellow students pocked on me where the teached did not do the job to paddle their mean butts, & I have a feeling you would be like them and also be a now show, but at least your kids would grow up with respect for those that they should definitely always listen and follow directions from thus possibly keeping their disobedient rear ends out of prison or even worse things. When we got the paddle in junior high from a teacher Mr. Adams the principal was next in line, & when I got home my mom took the next turn. I feel sorry for any teacher that is not allowed to punish students if and when they deserve it but I feel more sorry for the students that are not made to study and get along well with others in society. You guys must have grown up in the North where paddles are not allowed and kids are allowed to do as they will and their parents and their future societies pay for their total lack of respect!

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