Deny a child education because of the way the look? (Haircolor)

Deny a child education because of the way the look? (Haircolor)

December 7, 2019
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Clovis Unified School District (CUSD)
Signatures: 209Next Goal: 500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Jenny Limones

A school’s dress code should promote the focus on education, not hinder it. 
CUSD’s dress code, specifically for hair, is open to interpretation. The vague wording gives the power to staff to determine if a child should be “punished” and stop receiving education because they choose to express themselves. 

1. Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed.
2. Hair or mustache styles which cause undue attention are not acceptable; e.g., unusual designs, colors, symbols, messages, mohawks, Faux-Hawks, or unusual razor cuts. Complete razor shaving of the head is allowed.”

Taxpayers pay for our children’s public education, but yet CUSD is willing to deny our children an education because of the way they look. A students  hair should never get in the way them learning. The district claims to promote cultural awareness and diversity, but if the student tries to express themselves, they get pulled out of class and sent to the counselors office.
Furthermore, the counselor threatens the parent they have 1 week to change the child’s hair to a more “natural” hair-color since “red is not a natural hair color for her SKIN color”. (Per counselors words, one week is being “generous”.)

What is the real focus here?

This antiquated, vague policy needs to change. 

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