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(a) Each private school that operates a pre-elementary, elementary, or secondary education program shall adopt a written policy governing the use of corporal punishment, as that term is defined in 4 AAC 07.900. Unless the policy prohibits corporal punishment, it must
(1) describe the role of the person or persons authorized to administer corporal punishment;
(2) describe the circumstances under which corporal punishment may be used;
(3) describe the type and amount of corporal punishment permitted, including any instrument that may be used;
(4) describe any requirements governing privacy or the presence of witnesses; and
(5) require that parental consent be obtained before corporal punishment is used; the consent may be given before each use of corporal punishment, or may be a general consent for a period of time.
(b) The requirements of (a) of this section do not apply to a school in which only the children of a single family are enrolled and the schooling is provided by the parent or legal guardian of the children.
(c) Each school required to have a policy under (a) and (b) of this section shall distribute its current policy to the parents of each student and shall have its current policy on file with the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, 801 West Tenth St., Suite 200, Juneau, AK 99801-1894. Corporal punishment may be administered only in accordance with the policy on file with the department.
(d) As provided in AS 14.45.100 , because this section relates to the physical health of private school students, schools that are exempt under AS 14.45.100 - AS 14.45.130 are not exempt from this section.
History: Eff. 8/25/89, Register 111
Authority: AS 14.07.020 (a)
Editor's note: As of Register 151 (October 1999), the regulations attorney made technical revisions under AS 44.62.125 (b)(6) to reflect the name change of the Department of Education to the Department of Education and Early Development made by ch. 58, SLA 1999, and the corresponding title change of the commissioner of education.
As of Register 155 (October 2000), the regulations attorney made a technical revision under AS 44.62.125 (b)(6) to 4\n AAC 42.200(a)(5).
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