South Texas school district approves policy including paddling as punishment


THREE RIVERS, Texas – A South Texas school district has approved a new disciplinary method that would permit paddling, according to a report.

Three Rivers Independent School District’s policy would allow for a campus behavior coordinator or principal to deliver the punishment upon a parent approving the new method, KII News reported.

Three Rivers is located about 80 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.

According to the report, students will receive one paddling for minor incidents like not following classroom rules. Three Rivers ISD, along with 26 other independent school districts in Region 2, permit corporal punishment.

The district did have a policy in place that prevented corporal punishment in schools prior to the motion being passed, the news outlet reported.

The new policy is expected to begin at the start of the school year.


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