Springtown Independent School District
In September 2012 the board of the district voted to allow an administrator giving a school punishment paddling of a student to be of the opposite sex of the student; the school district said this is because of a lack of female administrators. This occurred after an incident where a male assistant principal gave a school-sanctioned paddling to two female students, and some parents said that the paddling resulted in bruises.
The paddling was against the school's own policy as the paddling was supposed to be done by someone of the same sex. In 2012 the policy was changed; parents have to "opt-in" to corporal punishment and they may choose which gender administrator may deliver it. The new policy allows female administrators to spank male students.
Reno Elementary School
Springtown Elementary School
Goshen Creek Elementary School
Springtown Intermediate School
Springtown Middle School
Springtown High School
- "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency.
- Brown, Angela K. "Texas spanking: High school district expands corporal punishment." Associated Press at the Christian Science Monitor. September 26, 2012. Retrieved on October 28, 2012.
- Woodard, Teresa. "School violates policy when girl spanked by male administrator." WFAA. September 21, 2012. Updated Sunday September 23, 2012. Retrieved on June 3, 2016.
- Douglas, Jim. "Springtown ISD changes corporal punishment policy ." WFAA. Monday September 24, 2012. Retrieved on June 3, 2016.
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