Kindergartner Banned For Long Locks

When Jessica Oates from Mont Belvieu, Texas, sent her 4-year-old off to his first day of school at Barbers Hill Kindergarten Center, everything seemed fine – he even said he loved it. But on Friday, she was told that her son Jabez had violated the dress code because his hair was “too long.”
The school policy states that boys must have a haircut above the eyes, ears and neck and that a parent or guardian must provide a letter citing “religious or cultural exception,” WDSU News reports.
The policy also states that boys aren’t allowed to have ponytails or inappropriate hair accessories. So, to solve this, Oates brought her son to school with his locks fastened by a simple black hair tie into a bun.
However, this wasn’t enough – the principal called Oates saying that Jabez must cut his hair or else he wouldn’t be allowed back.
Yesterday, the mother posted a Facebook live of her meeting with the assistant superintendent, which now has over 3,000 Views. She made it clear, she notes in the comments, that the session was being recorded.
“I just want my child to get an education,” she continued. “It’s something extended to every other child in this community, and we live in this community, and we’re a part of this community. And I’m not understanding how long hair would exclude my child from an education in this school district.”
We’ve heard many stories about students being kicked out for revealing clothes, but news of kids getting penalized because of their hair seems to becoming more and more popular as well.
In February, a high schooler was suspended after he dyed his hair pink. Back in April, a 6th grade boy was told he needed to fix the way his hair was cut – two shaved lines on the side of his head – or face in-school suspension. And in 2015, a 5th grader from Louisiana was suspended because his hair was longer than the accepted “chin-length.” He missed more than 40 days of school.
Source: Good Housekeeping
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