LEEDS, Ala. (WIAT) - A family in Leeds is seeking an end to corporal punishment in their school system and for that matter- everywhere in the nation.
Wendy Chandler and her husband Charles were alarmed when their daughter came home with a form for them to sign which would authorize an educator to use paddling as a form of discipline if necessary.
Now the family has started a petition to stop corporal punishment in all public schools.
Last month the superintendent of Leeds City Schools told us that an overwhelming majority of parents in Leeds have indicated corporal punishment is
an acceptable form of discipline for their child.
The family plans to attend the Leeds Board of Education meeting tonight at 6 p.m. to make their case.
Here’s a link to the petition.
Here’s a link to the Leeds City Schools policy manual which contains information about corporal punishment on pages 110-111.
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