2021 Georgia Code
Title 20 - Education
Chapter 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Article 16 - Students
Part 2 - Discipline
Subpart 1 - Corporal Punishment
§ 20-2-730. Policies and Regulations on Use of Corporal Punishment

Universal Citation: GA Code § 20-2-730 (2021)

All area, county, and independent boards of education shall be authorized to determine and adopt policies and regulations relating to the use of corporal punishment by school principals and teachers employed by such boards.

(Ga. L. 1964, p. 673, § 1.)

Cross references.

- Cruelty to children, T. 16, C. 5, A. 5.

Reporting of child abuse, § 19-7-5.


Cited in Pennsylvania Millers Mut. Ins. Co. v. Crews, 184 Ga. App. 492, 361 S.E.2d 657 (1987); Mathis v. Berrien County School Dist., 190 Ga. App. 255, 378 S.E.2d 505 (1989).


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 68 Am. Jur. 2d, Schools, §§ 314 et seq., 321.


- 78A C.J.S., Schools and School Districts, §§ 1089, 1090.


- Personal liability of school authorities for dismissal or suspension of pupil, 42 A.L.R. 763.

Teacher's civil liability for administering corporal punishment to pupil, 43 A.L.R.2d 469.

Criminal liability for excessive or improper punishment inflicted on child by parent, teacher, or one in loco parentis, 89 A.L.R.2d 396.

Right to discipline pupil for conduct away from school grounds or not immediately connected with school activities, 53 A.L.R.3d 1124.

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