By Caitie Burkes
State Rep. Franklin J. Foil, R-Baton Rouge, said he was surprised when he picked up the phone and Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office was on the other end, asking if he would consider sponsoring a bill.
The measure, which Foil would later pre-file as House Bill 79, would prohibit corporal punishment for students with exceptionalities – excluding gifted and talented students — in Louisiana public and charter schools.
“I was surprised that that was even allowed under our law,” Foil said.