Georgia School Brings Back Paddling To Punish Students

Going back to old school… Back in the day, corporal punishment was an effective measure usually administered by the school principal and when your parents found out you got a paddling at school, you got another one at home… or at least that’s the way my Dad did things.

Looking at what’s going on in schools nowadays, I say send every school a case of freshly drilled paddles aka “lesson boards” and maybe the number of privileged, freeloading, disrespectful, barely educated, whiners would drop dramatically. But I’m guessing most parents won’t sign the consent forms.

Fox News:

A school in Georgia that takes disciplining their students “very seriously” has reportedly instilled a corporal punishment policy in which parents can consent to having their child hit with a paddle.

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The Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics, in Hephzibah, sent consent forms to students’ homes recently requiring parents to opt-in to utilize the “tool” in the school’s “disciplinary toolbox,” WDRW-TV reported.

Superintendent Jody Boulineau told the news station the school “takes discipline very seriously,” and that there was once a period in history “where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn’t have the problems that you have.”

Parents of students in the kindergarten through 9th grade charter school received a “consent to paddle form” which details the corporal punishment, which would occur on the student’s third offense. More

The consent form states:

A student will be taken into an office behind closed doors. The student will place their hands on their knees or piece of furniture and will be struck on the buttocks with a paddle.

The form also staes that no more than three licks should be given.


An area school recently sent home consent forms informing them of a new corporal policy at an area school. The superintendent says they’ve received a little over a hundred forms back, a third of them giving consent to paddle their child.

“In this school, we take discipline very seriously,” said Jody Boulineau, Superintendent of GSIC.

GSIC is going old school with a new policy for this year.

“There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn’t have the problems that you have,” the Superintendent said.

You heard that right. Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics, a K through 9 charter school, is bringing back paddling students as a form of discipline.

“It’s just one more tool that we have in our disciplinary toolbox that we can use,” Superintendent Boulineau said. More

The “lesson board” really works… ask me because I know well!

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