Last night the Nash-Rocky Board of Education voted 6 – 5 to ban corporal punishment in their school district – effective TODAY!
Chalk up the first WIN for Team UJ*! It was close, but we’ll take it.
Said Board Vice Chairwoman Evelyn Bulluck, “When you really look at it, we have less than 100 students who are benefitting from corporal punishment,” she said. “We have approximately 17,250 students. I think these schools who do use this policy might do well in looking at what the other schools are doing.”
Says, Team UJ*: “Benefitting” REALLY?!?
No matter, the paddle fight in this district is over. Today, Nash-Rocky kids went to school in a “paddle-free zone”.
This marks an auspicious start for our efforts, which officially launch today. Go get ‘em troops!
Read the full story from the Rocky Mount Telegram