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Posted by Valery on October 16, 1999 at 14:46:06:

In Reply to: Re: ADHD and corporal punishment @ school posted by Jennifer Williams on October 12, 1999 at 19:58:13:

There is a Superintendent of schools for your District (as in all school districts throughout the
country). The first step that you should take is not only to contact the authorities in your area
but also to request a meeting with the Superintendent. If you received a copy of the form yo
signed NOT giving the school permission for corporal punishment, take it with you. Tell them
how you feel and also let them know that you have advised the authorities of what has
happened. If you do not get anywhere with the Superintendent then go to the School Board.
If they refuse to help you with this situation go to the Department of Education in your state. (They
should be located in the capital of your state.) Someone in any one of these agencies should
be able to assist you.

: : What state, what school? I'm pretty certain that this is illegal. It's definatly child abuse.
: : Do uou have a PTA, they may be a great asset.
: : Their current focus is children and violence and we all know that violence breeds violence.
: :I would contact your local police department and children's services board, social services and human services dept's. Certainly SOMEONE should be able to help you! If this had been YOU leaving a mark on your child, they would have been on you quicker than you could blink your eyes! So it's definately not okay for them to do this!

: :
: : : I have a problem.My 8 year old son who has ADHD and LD was resently disiplined at school with corporal punishment. I even signed a paper at the beggining of this school year that I did not agree or want corporal punishment to my child that if anytime he needed disiplined that I wanted to be called and then together the school and I would decide what to do. They did not do this and my son came home so upset and told me that he got a pop at school. I was so upset that this happened and he did not tell me until right before he went to bed so I did not even think about seeing if they had left any marks on him until the next day when he told me how bad it hurt. I then made him let me look and this was a day later and there was a bruise the size of for example if you put your two thumbs together and your two index fingers together and make a circle on his little cheek. I had just had a ARD meeting that very day and we all discussed that my child was having difficulties and was very frustrated with himself because he could not do the work and that maybe he might need more help or more special education help, and then he gets a pop for cheeting, and it wasn't from cheeting off of another persons work even, they where grading their own work and he wanted to get one right and was eracing the answer and putting the correct answer on one when the teacher caught him. This has just blown me away and do not know what to do or where to turn for help with this if anyone knows what to do or where I can find help with this please help! Thanks!


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