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DeMoura said since Pomerleau, a principal for seven years, didn't feel she did anything to apologize for, adding that the school does have a dress code.
"We do have a statement [in the code book] that bizarre clothing that is disruptive to the learning environment is not permitted."
However, the handbook does not address hair styles.
they "school" thought it would be a distraction during a crucial point in the shcool year, testing.
Nowadays the attire is androgynous at best
from the last article
"My main concern is that I don't want Zach to feel like he did something wrong," said the mother of four.
Zach wanted to know why girls at school can wear braids and why some boys have parts of their scalp shaved with numbers.
Murray cited a 1971 case that went to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the outcome of which was that men could wear their hair long as long as it did not present a health or safety issue.
A neighbor said the principal overstepped her bounds.
"Kids' styles change," said Richard Flippin. "This is reasonable - this is not something outrageous or offensive."
He gave Zach's family a school portrait of his daughter, Caitlin Flippin, 9, with braids in her hair. He said the picture was taken while his daughter was enrolled in Norton public schools.
Who pays attention to hairstyles for more than a few seconds?