Kentucky lawmakers to consider school paddling ban

December 10, 2018

A proposed bill would ban the use of spanking, shaking or paddling as a means of punishing students. The ban would apply to all school district personnel, including teachers, instructional assistants and athletic coaches. Kentucky is one of 19 states where corporal punishment in schools is allowed.

Kentucky lawmakers will consider a ban on the use of corporal punishment in the state’s schools.

A bill, prefiled by Rep. Steve Riley, R-Glasgow, would ban the use of spanking, shaking or paddling as a means of punishing students. The ban would apply to all school district personnel, including teachers, instructional assistants and athletic coaches.

Kentucky is one of 19 states where corporal punishment in schools is allowed.