Some schools in Missouri are reintroducing an antiquated form of discipline.
Under a new policy that permits kids to be disciplined with a paddle, the Cassville School District in Southern Missouri is reintroducing physical punishment.
According to administrators, it would only be used as a last resort if all other options failed.
According to the superintendent, last year’s poll is what led to the modification. One of the top concerns, according to the parents who replied, is discipline.
Meryl Johnson, the superintendent, said: “Some of our parents have complained to us that they don’t want their children to be punished. They seek an alternative.
“Therefore, this was merely another choice we had before reaching that stage of suspension”
Johnson also said “We don’t anticipate use it regularly. Any parent who disagrees with the use of corporal punishment can simply choose not to participate in this choice since it is an opt-in option only.”
According to Johnson, he is aware that there would be a variety of viewpoints on this choice, and the district respects those of parents who decide against participating.
In response, mom Kimberly Richardson stated that it should be up to the parents to decide whether or not to discipline a child. She continued by saying that she preferred the district keep using the various forms of punishment.
Richardson declared “I would be okay with a suspension like in school. or even expulsions from school. Simply put, those are more preferable to physical punishment.”
Dylan Burns, a different dad, said he does not see a problem with corporal punishment and believes every parent has the freedom to make their own decisions.
Brennan said: “Whatever you do, I believe you should sit down with your children and make the decision that is best for you and your family. Have faith that everyone at Cassville won’t do anything to your child that you don’t want done.”
According to Missouri law, local schools may choose to use physical punishment provided parents agree to it.