Here's the newest thing going around our county.... Deal with all discipline issues IN THE CLASSROOM for these reasons: 1. The child needs to be in the room learning. 2. You lose your relationship and rapport with the child if you send them out. I don't agree with any of those things listed above. The child has already disrupted the learning environment if he/she is being sent out. What has happened to the days of being scared to death of the principal? We never were allowed to get hit/spanked, etc. But, every principal I ever had was mean as a snake. These days it really feels like the principals just don't want to be bothered. Is this a trend with y'all as well?