February 21, 2014 (KAIT) - On Friday in Kansas, lawmakers voted down a bill that would have allowed teachers to paddle students up to ten times.
Kansas and Arkansas are among 19 states that still allow corporal punishment at school.
According to the state, polices vary from school to school.
Paragould high school principal, Scott Gauntt, said his district sticks to a strict paddling policy.
"We bring them in, make sure they understand why they're here, what they've done wrong, we make sure they have nothing wrong with their person, their body or their bottom, no bumps or bruises that are already there," said Gauntt.
The district also notifies the student's parents and makes sure a witness is always present.
Principal Gauntt said they never give more than three swats, and paddling depends on each student and circumstances.