Gov. Edwards wants to exclude disabled students from corporal punishment

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.

Read the story in Times-Picayune