Is paddling returning to the classrooms in Mid-South schools? One Memphis metro area has been approved to possibly bring the paddling back into the classrooms at some schools.
According to Local Memphis, newly formed Arlington School Board has approved corporal punishment.
This comes one year after Shelby County School board members dismantled the policy of corporal punishment which banned paddling students in Shelby County since last year.
But that now may be changed reportedly via the vote of the new Arlington School Board.
According to board members, the vote came with the support of parents and teachers who were in favor of bringing corporal punishment back into the classrooms.
Reportedly though, not all members agreed.
Board member Danny Young stated that he agrees with punishment, but believes corporal punishment should be done at home.
While the vote to bring corporal punishment back into the classroom has passed, parents will reportedly have the ability to opt a student out by writing a letter.