Change Unfair UCAS Hair Color Policy

Change Unfair UCAS Hair Color Policy

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Treven Marler started this petition to Utah County Academy of Sciences and

A few days ago Kaycie Melville dyed her hair from a pink hue to a silvery purple. It looked grey or blonde in the light, not distracting in the slightest. However, she was dress coded by the Principal Mrs. Jennilyn Derbidge for her hair being an “unnatural hair color”, and that she would either need dye her hair again to fit the school policy or buy special clarifying shampoo. The day after, April 2 she was told she needed to wear a wig if she would not comply with dress code policy. Upon further research on the school dress code policy, the rule for colored hair is, as stated:

“Hair shall be neat, clean and well groomed. The coloring of hair with neon or bright colors or patterns including costume spray is not acceptable. Extreme styles such as Mohawks and spikes are not acceptable” (UCAS Dress Code Policy). 

What exactly defines “bright colors”? Not only is this rule both ambiguous and open-ended, it does not state that hair needs to be a “natural” hair color as the Principal had stated. We propose a change to this policy and that will not unjustly make students change their hair color or wear a wig. When it comes to hair color, wigs can be even more distracting. 

Furthermore, we propose this petition to change the rule to make it more inclusive towards the students' freedom of expression, and to make it more clear in its requirements.

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