Policy Code: JGA

Adoption Date: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Review Date: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014


Corporal punishment, the intentional infliction of physical pain upon the body of a minor child as a disciplinary measure, shall be prohibited in the Iron School District.

A school employee may not inflict or cause the infliction of corporal punishment upon a child who is receiving services from the school. This does not prohibit the use of reasonable and necessary physical restraint or force in self-defense or otherwise appropriate to the circumstances to:

(a) Obtain possession of a weapon or other dangerous object in the possession or under the control of a child;

(b) Protect the child or another person from physical injury;

(c) Remove from a situation a child who is violent or disruptive;

(d) Protect property from being damaged.

See 53A-11-801 (2)