The Garrard County Board of Education is scheduled to discuss school policy concerning corporal punishment 7 p.m. Tuesday night at its regularly scheduled meeting.
Interested parents and faculty are invited to attend the meeting at Garrard Middle School, 304 W. Maple Avenue in Lancaster.
About 90 district students and their parents have also been invited to arrive a half-hour early for a reception where students will be recognized for academic performance this year.
Among the items scheduled for discussion is one that seeks to align formal school policy on corporal punishment with “what we are already doing,” Superintendent Donald Aldridge said.
“It hasn’t been something used in a long time,” he said. “None of the principals could even remember the last time.”
Aldridge said a provision for the use of corporal punishment has remained on the books and needs to be addressed.
An item originally on the agenda concerning the prohibition of sythetic drugs has already been addressed and will not be on updated agendas, Aldridge said.
“One big thing is, that will still be on the agenda, we are getting ready to go (to) direct-deposit for all employees,” he said.