Congrats to parent activists in Huntsville City Schools, Alabama! Corporal punishment is officially no longer a discipline policy in the public school district there. Paddling and other forms of physical discipline are no longer allowed, period. Elsewhere in the state, paddling is still on the books.
Huntsville School Superintendent Bans Corporal Punishment
Parents in Huntsville no longer have to ask if a teacher can hit their child as punishment. The school district banned corporal punishment.