NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - There will be no corporal punishment in Nacogdoches ISD.
That decision was made yesterday evening with a split vote of 3 to 2 by the district's school board.
"Getting rid of the policy all together just protects kids so much," said Michelle Peck, an opponent to corporal punishment "It creates a safe and nurturing environment at Nacogdoches ISD and removes this threat that people have used to discipline kids in the past."
Here's how board members voted.
Board member Fashid Nirouma made the motion, with Pam Fitch placing the second. Their votes, along with James Montoya passed the measure to do away with corporal punishment.
Board members Steve Green and James Ervin voted against it. Two board members were not present to vote.
Next week Nacogdoches ISD staff will undergo instruction on the district's CHAMPS discipline policy.