All children need nurturing and supportive environments to succeed academically in school. Successful schools provide a rigorous course of study to help all students achieve while keeping students safe with clearly communicated, consistently enforced, and fairly applied discipline methods. Proper discipline by teachers and school officials is warranted given that children need boundaries and supervision. When a student interferes with the learning of other students or jeopardizes the safety of others, school administrators can take action, ranging from parent conferences to out-of-school suspensions and expulsion, and even corporal punishment.
- See our 2011 issue brief Ending Corporal Punishment in Kentucky Public Schools.
- Read more about school discipline in the Kentucky KIDS COUNT 2012 County Data Book.