Tatum ISD parents outraged at new dress code

Tatum ISD parents outraged at new dress code


TAKE: OTSNEW AT TEN TONIGHT— TATUM I-S-D PARENTS ARE OUTRAGED…SAYING THE SCHOOL BOARD CHANGED THE DRESS CODE. DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN BOYS. K-E-T-K’S MYE OWENS WAS AT TONIGHT’S MEETING. AND SHOWS US WHAT SOME PARENTS HAD TO SAY. OUTCUE: KETK OUTCUE”I will be here at every board meeting. I will fight to get all the rules changed.”INSIDE A TATUM I-S-D BOARD MEETING…PARENTS SAT…HOLDING SIGNS … DEMANDING THE BOARD TO MAKE A CHANGE…AFTER THEY CLAIM… STUDENTS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST. Randi Woodley, Parent:”I was told that I needed to see the prinicpal, so I went to the prinicpal’s office where she explained to me that my grandson’s hair was too long.” THIS ALL STARTED IN AUGUST… WHEN 4 YEAR OLD MICHAEL…OR HOW MANY PEOPLE CALL HIM TINK…ARRIVED AT SCHOOL TO MEET HIS TEACHER…BUT WAS TOLD HIS HAIR NEEDED TO CHANGE. Randi Woodley, Parent: “the superintendent then gave my three options, he told me that I could either cut it, braid it and pin it up, or put my grandson in a dress and send him to school and when prompted my grandson must say he’s a girl.””WOODLEY” POINTS TO WHAT SHE BELIEVES IS A PROBLEM IN THE SCHOOLS DRESS CODE…THAT STATES…”NO PONYTAILS, DUCKTAILS, RAT- TAILS, MALE BUNS, OR PUFF BALLS ARE ALLOWED ON MALE STUDENTS.”CONTINUING TO SAY THE HAIR SHOULDN’T “EXTEND PAST THE TOP OF A T-SHIRT COLLAR”kambryn cox”my son came home, saying mom, I think there’s something wrong with my hair “KAMBRYN COX” IS ANOTHER MOTHER…WHO IS ASKING THE SCHOOL BOARD TO RE-THINK THE RULES. AFTER HER SON KELLAN WAS TOLD HIS HAIR CAN’T BE IN A PONYTAIL. “with my sons dreadlocks sometimes they do fall in front of his face, so I felt it would be easier to put his hair up, but then that’s a problem.”NOW WITH PARENTS TAKING A STAND…THEY HOPE THIS SENDS A MESSAGE TO THEIR CHILDREN. “I teach him to be his own individual, and I don’t think he should ever feel insecure.””we shouldn’t even be talking about this at any age because hair has nothing to do with learning.” BOTH STATING THEY PLAN ON FIGHTING WHAT THEY BELIEVE TO BE A GENDER AND RACE ISSUE. MYE OWENS…K-E-T-K NEWS. WE REACHED OUT TO TATUM I-S-D SUPERINTENDENT WE WERE TOLD NOT

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