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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

PART 27. PUPILS [48000 - 49704]

  ( Part 27 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

CHAPTER 6. Pupil Rights and Responsibilities [48900 - 49051]

  ( Chapter 6 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

ARTICLE 5. Prohibition of Corporal Punishment [49000 - 49001]
  ( Article 5 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

  
49000.  

The Legislature finds and declares that the protection against corporal punishment, which extends to other citizens in other walks of life, should include children while they are under the control of the public schools. Children of school age are at the most vulnerable and impressionable period of their lives and it is wholly reasonable that the safeguards to the integrity and sanctity of their bodies should be, at this tender age, at least equal to that afforded to other citizens.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1069, Sec. 2.)