Tatum ISD dress code controversy continues

Tatum ISD dress code controversy continues


3 NEW DETAILS TONIGHT…ON A FAMILIES BATTLE WITH THE TATUM I-S-D BOARD…AFTER THEY CLAIM THE SCHOOLS DRESS CODE IS DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN.K-E-T-K’S MYE OWENS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY SINCE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FIRST SPOKE AGAINST THE CODE EARLIER THIS MONTH… SINCE THEN…BOTH PARENTS SAY THEIR CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SENT HOME FOR NOT MEETING THE SCHOOLS STANDARDS…”MYE” NOW JOINS US LIVE IN TATUM TO TELL US THE LATEST ON THIS DISPUTE… 3 TRENT…IT SHOCKED MANY… AFTER A TATUM I-S-D GRANDPARENT CLAIMED SHE WAS GIVEN THREE CHOICES FOR HER GRANDSON’S HAIR…TO EITHER CUT IT…BRAID IT AND PIN IT UP…OUR PUT HIM IN A DRESS AND HAVE HIM IDENTIFY AS A FEMALE…AND NOW A WORKS…. 3 TAKE VOThis comes just one week after Tatum ISD superintendent JP Richardson denied the claims made by the family. Stating the districts goal is to put All students as a priority. But the families say the problem is within the schools dress code. Stating males cannot wear their hair in ponytails…puffs…ratt ails…and cannot grow past a t shirt collar. Now…both Kellen and Michael’s families have hired a lawyer to find middle ground on this issue… Something they isn’t interested in. 3 TAKE SOTWauken McCoy, 016-38 Randi Woodley, Grandparent: 2:08–2:18TAKE: CONT VO 3 THIS FRIDAY…WOODLEY IS ORGANIZING A BOYCOTT OUTSIDE THE TATUM I-S-D ADMINISTRATION BUILDING…WHERE COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS WILL BE STANDING WITH SIGNS…LETTING THE SCHOOL KNOW THIS IS NOT A FIGHT EITHER FAMILY 3 Mye Owens:TONIGHT IN KETK NEWS AT 10…YOU’LL HEAR MORE FROM THE FAMILIES LAWYER WHO IS ALSO A TATUM ISD GRADUATE…ON HOW HE BELIEVES THE FAMILY HAS A GOOD CASE…BREAKING DOWN HOW THE DRESS CODE IS DISCRIMINATING AGAINST MALES AND AFRICAN AMERICANS. REPORTING LIVE IN TATUM. NEWS 3 TAKE: OPEN 3 TAKE: OTSCONTINUING COVERAGE NOW OF A STORY WE FIRST BROKE LAST WEEK ABOUT SAFETY

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