PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Kansas lawmakers voted down a bill Friday 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. Polices vary from district to district.
According to the latest U.S. Department of Education numbers, the Paragould School District paddled more than 250 students in 2009, but that number is down this school year.
Paragould High School principal Scott Gauntt said he has paddled less than ten students this year.