Is Corporal Punishment allowed in my child’s Florida public school? This is an excellent question. The answer to the question depends on the school board district policies and procedures. Most school districts prohibit corporal punishment. If a parent or guardian has a question about corporal punishment in a school, the parent or guardian should first review the policies and procedures for the school district. For example, in Orange County (Orlando), Florida, “the school board prohibits the administration of corporal punishment in the school system.” This is a clear statement of policy that must be followed by all school employees. It does not matter that the teacher feels differently or raised his or her children with the use of corporal punishment.
If you believe that your child has been a victim of corporal punishment or has otherwise suffered personal injuries in a Florida school, contact a Florida Child Injury Lawyer for advice and representation. Issues in these cases involve school board policies and procedures, Florida statutes, a review of the incident report, a review of the medical records, insurance, and other matters.