Posts Tagged ‘dress code’

W.Va. student, school at odds over NRA T-shirt

A West Virginia student was charged with causing a disruption at a middle school when he refused to remove a T-shirt that displayed the National Rifle Association’s logo and hunting rifle.

Texas school board bans Confederate battle flag

Trustees amend student code of conduct to bar the flag, which formerly was displayed with the Hays High School Rebel mascot; ‘Dixie’ remains as school fight song.

Ohio student punished for growing hair for charity

Canton school board president says rules are rules, though he respects Zachary Aufderheide’s effort to benefit Locks of Love.

Ill. mayor draws up trouble with color ban

Limiting what colors men can wear in East St. Louis is likely an unconstitutional step in trying to combat gang violence.

No baggy pants, Miss. town decides

People wearing pants, shorts or skirts that hang three inches or more below the waist will be fined for indecency.

Federal jury backs Neb. schools in dispute over memorial T-shirts

Three siblings had claimed administrators violated free speech by suspending more than two dozen students for wearing shirts and other items in memory of student who was shot to death.

Miss. students must wear caps, gowns after yearbook flap

Copiah County School District’s decision was part of a deal reached with the ACLU, which had sued on behalf of lesbian student left out of the yearbook for wearing a tuxedo.

Calif. school can bar students’ American flag T-shirts

Federal judge agrees with Morgan Hill district official who called the wearing shirts of U.S. flag shirts on Mexican holiday ‘incendiary.’

High court turns away challenge to Confederate flag ban

Lower courts had sided with Tennessee school district, rejecting student Tom Defoe’s free-speech claim that he had a right to wear the racially divisive symbol to school.

Vt. high school dress code now bans pajamas

Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington issues revised rules also prohibiting slippers, bandanas, gang colors.

N.C. high school, student settle dispute over nose ring

Under legal agreement, Ariana Iacono will be allowed to wear piercing that’s part of her religious faith and her disciplinary record will be wiped clean.

Ind. family tries to clip basketball team’s haircut policy

INDIANAPOLIS — The parents of a former junior high school basketball player have filed a federal lawsuit in Indianapolis that argues a team haircut policy violated their son's right to wear his hair the way he wants.
Patrick and Melissa Hayden said in the lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court that their son was [...]

Utah school district backs breast-cancer bracelets

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Some teachers may find Corbin Barber's bracelets provocative, but the Granite School District and the American Civil Liberties Union agree he has the right to wear them at Hunter High.
It's OK to say “I (heart) boobies.”
As part of a national breast-cancer awareness campaign aimed at youth, rubber wrist bands emblazoned [...]

Kan. school drops ‘boobies’ bracelet ban

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas high school agreed yesterday to lift restrictions on the popular “I (heart) boobies!” breast-cancer charity bracelets and T-shirts after the American Civil Liberties Union complained about a student's suspension.
An attorney for the Geary County School District, Mark Edwards, notified the ACLU that Junction City High School would take no [...]

6th Circuit backs school’s ban on Confederate flag garb

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A federal appeals court has upheld a district court's ruling that a school's ban on Confederate flag clothing was a reasonable attempt to prevent disruptions.
Tommy Defoe sued Anderson County school officials after he was sent home and then suspended for insubordination in 2006 for wearing a T-shirt and a belt buckle bearing [...]

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