Prohibition of Corporal Punishment - 3311

Mukilteo School District
Students - Series 3000
Prohibition of Corporal Punishment - 3311

The use of corporal punishment in common schools is prohibited. Corporal punishment is defined as any act which willfully inflicts or willfully causes the infliction of physical pain on a student.

Corporal punishment does not include:

  1. The use of reasonable physical force by an administrator, teacher, other school staff as necessary to maintain order to prevent a student from harming themself, other students, school staff and other persons, or property;

  2. Physical pain or discomfort resulting from or caused by training for or participation in athletic competition or recreational activity voluntarily engaged in by a student;

  3. Physical exertion shared by all students in a teacher-directed class activity, which may include, but is not limited to, physical education exercises, field trips or vocational education projects.


Cross References:

Board Policy 3241 Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action

Legal References:

RCW 28A.150.300 Corporal punishment prohibited - Adoption of policy
WAC 392-400-235 Discipline--Conditions and limitations


Adoption Date: June 23, 1998
Revised: December 17, 2007
Revised: November 12, 2013
Revised: August 24, 2015
Revised: March 26, 2024