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Petitioning Madison Academy of Flint and School Board

JT'S CAUSE - Amend Hair Policy for Boys, For Donating Hair to Charity


My Son a Senior at Madison Academy and Survivor of Cancer, being diagnosed with infant Leukemia at 2 months old, going thru nearly 5 years of chemotherapy, and mulitple tests and check ups every year since, and being not only his last year in high school, but also his last year of pediactric cancer check ups, has decided to give back to commerate his Journey and success, and has decided now is the time, to give back, his decision is to grow his hair out and donate to other children and families battling the same fight he did. However the school has dress code policies, which include a hair policy for boys, to keep hair cut off neck, over ears, and out of eyes. We approached the school board with suggestion of a compromise ammendment to this policy, of DONATION POLICY, suggesting students sign a promissary note with the school, do research on the cause, keep hair clean and well maintained, and at the required length for donation, the children cut and donate the hair, giving the school a copy of donation certificate. The school board refused. Female students can grow and donate their hair, yet boys cant not, we're asking for an ammendment to this policy, my son has now been kicked out of school, until he agrees to cut his hair, we are simply asking for compromise and to allow not only my son, but anyone wanting to donate to be allowed to do so, to allow the boys the same rights and freedoms as the girl students.

Letter to
Madison Academy of Flint and School Board
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Madison Academy, Flint Mi and School Board.

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Ammend Hair Policy for boys, allowing to grow and donate hair for charity!

My Son a Senior at Madison Academy and Survivor of Cancer, being diagnosed with infant Leukemia at 2 months old, going thru nearly 5 years of chemotherapy, and mulitple tests and check ups every year since, and being not only his last year in high school, but also his last year of pediactric cancer check ups, has decided to give back to commerate his Journey and success, and has decided now is the time, to give back, his decision is to grow his hair out and donate to other children and families battling the same fight he did. However the school has dress code policies, which include a hair policy for boys, to keep hair cut off neck, over ears, and out of eyes. We approached the school board with suggestion of a compromise ammendment to this policy, of DONATION POLICY, suggesting students sign a promissary note with the school, do research on the cause, keep hair clean and well maintained, and at the required length for donation, the children cut and donate the hair, giving the school a copy of donation certificate. The school board refused. Female students can grow and donate their hair, yet boys cant not, we're asking for an ammendment to this policy, my son has now been kicked out of school, until he agrees to cut his hair, we are simply asking for compromise and to allow not only my son, but anyone wanting to donate to be allowed to do so, to allow the boys the same rights and freedoms as the female students.
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Sincerely,

Christa Plante