| New Rochelle Principal's Black
Corporal punishment was not forbidden in Westchester public schools
in the late 19th century, but there are very few extant documents
relating to it. The Principal of New Rochelle School District No.
1 kept this record of pupil misbehavior and punishments meted out
from 1871 until 1890. Students misbehaved in a variety of ways – by
using profanity, fighting, playing truant, and refusing to obey
teachers. Punishments included notes sent home to parents, suspension
from school, whipping, and being struck on the hands by a rattan
or hickory stick.
This record is also associated with:
City of New Rochelle