Sidewalks and corporal punishment took center stage during the Carrollton R-VII School board meeting Tuesday night. Click to hear KMZU’s Bob Allen talk with Superintendent Judith Delaney:

Dr. Judith Delaney

Delaney commended Mayor Kim McAuliffe for his help in securing a nearly 200 thousand dollar state grant to ensure safe walking paths for students. Carrollton is one of only twenty cities in the state to receive the “Safe Roads to School” Grant. According to Delaney, the grant will allow the city to build sidewalks on Tenth Street extending to the east side of Highway 65. The money will also be used for improvements on Leslie Street and West Ninth Street. Construction should being in January of 2012.

In other business, the board approved the policies, procedures, and forms for the 2011-2012 school year. One of the notable changes is the formal removal of corporal punishment. Delaney says that while corporal punishment is still legal in the state of Missouri, most school districts prohibit their employees from practicing it. For a full look at the Carrollton Board of Education policies, visit www.trojans.k12.mo.us