Last night we went to DD's back-to-school night. The teachers gave a pretty organized hour-long presentation on how their classrooms operate.
A little follow-up: One of DD's teachers (the one DD says is very religious) did start the presentation with a prayer - a full on "Praise-be to Jesus" prayer. ~ sigh ~
Anyway, while reviewing the rules and the disciplinary steps, the teacher quickly says, "And if we get to this step that is when we send them to the office for a paddling."
I asked her later if there was an "opt out" form that we could sign that said we didn't want DD paddled. She didn't know. Yeah, I guess that question doesn't come up very often. However, where DD attended school before (in Idaho) every parent had to sign a form that either allowed the child to be paddled or didn't. The principal checked before s/he paddled the child.
Do you have paddling in your school? If you do, do you opt-out? Why pro or con? Has your child ever been paddled?