2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 18 - Students
Subchapter 5 - Discipline
§ 6-18-505. School Discipline Act

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-18-505 (2017)
  • (a) This section may be cited as the "School Discipline Act".
  • (b) Every teacher is authorized to hold every pupil strictly accountable for any disorderly conduct in school or on the playground of the school, or on any school bus going to or returning from school, or during intermission or recess.
  • (c)
    • (1) Any teacher or school administrator in a school district that authorizes use of corporal punishment in the district's written student discipline policy may use corporal punishment, provided only that the punishment is administered in accord with the district's written student discipline policy, against any pupil in order to maintain discipline and order within the public schools.
    • (2) As used in subdivision (c)(1) of this section, "teachers and administrators" means those persons employed by a school district and required to have a state-issued educator license as a condition of their employment.
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