But ACLU Wisconsin lawyer Asma Kadri Keeler told local media that some school staffers are still carrying out the old ban – and it apparently resulted in one girl being sent home from summer school twice for wearing leggings.
Ms Keeler told WISN-TV: “We can talk about items of clothing and we can talk about decency and all that, but the bigger picture is that girls are being pulled out of class and losing access to education at a rate that boys aren’t.”
She said under the policy of barring leggings and bare shoulders, some girls were missing full days of class just because of their clothing.
“In spring 2018, the policy was reviewed and approved for rollout to students and staff at the start of the 2018-19 school year and has been going very well since the opening of school.”
The school has not responded to the ACLU.
During the last school year, the district’s policy banning form-fitting leggings and tank tops had been called sexist by the ACLU and a group of students and parents.
They pointed out that the equivalent athletic looks for boys – sweatpants and basketball shorts – were allowed.
One high school student told TMJ4 News earlier this year: “It’s not a comfort issue, or a ‘not-formal-enough clothing’ issue. It’s a form-fitting/body issue, and that’s not fair to girls. It’s sexist.”
Local media report that parents remain divided on the issue, with some saying public schools should not dictate what students wear, while others say the rules are just to ensure children wear appropriate attire.
Should schools ban yoga pants September 14th, 2018Evan Howell
The Bossier Parish School Board met in executive session today and decided to put the logo of Christ Fit Gym back on the football field at Benton High School.
The logo was removed last week and that decision has caused quite an uproar in our community. The board met for a couple of hours behind closed doors and voted unanimously to put the logo back.
Billy Weatherall, the owner of Christ Fit Gym paid the Benton High Booster Club $3500 dollars to have his logo on the field. Some complained about the logo and it was covered up. But Weatherall filed for a temporary restraining order and won. He told the court he had a contract and he wanted it fulfilled. Weatherall told KEEL News he was prepared to fight and said he just can not back down.
“CHRIST” LOGO WILL GO BACK ON BENTON FOOTBALL FIELD September 14th, 2018Evan Howell
A charter school in Georgia reinstated paddling as a form of corporal punishment after one third of parents signed a consent form agreeing to the controversial policy.
The K through 9 Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics, in Hephzibah, sent parents a form that outlined the policy regulations. The school received nearly 100 forms back; most parents did not give consent.
Students of parents who did, however, will be given a three-strike policy – meaning the children will have two behavior warnings until they are paddled.
The punishment will be given by a school administrator in a closed room with an adult witness present.
A Georgia K through 9 charter school reinstated paddling as a form of corporate punishment. Superintendent Jody Boulineau (above) said ‘it’s about time’ the policy returned
The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics, (above) in Hephzibah, sent parents a form that outlined the the policy
‘At this school, we take discipline very seriously,’ GSIC Superintendent Jody Boulineau told a WRDW reporter who he explained the new policy to.
‘It’s just one more tool that we have in our disciplinary toolbox.’
The form states that students will be required to ‘place their hands on their knees or piece of furniture and will be struck on the buttocks.’
No more than three licks will be administered with a wooden paddle – and the parent or guardian will be informed beforehand.
Students of parents who did not give consent will be subject to up to five days suspension.
The form states that students will be required to ‘place their hands on their knees or piece of furniture and will be struck on the buttocks.’ The punishment will be given by a school administrator in a closed room with an adult witness present
Boulineau said: ‘There is no obligation. It is not required… the parent can even give consent for us to use that as a disciplinary measure, or they can deny consent.’
He said he believes the policy should have never been taken out of schools to begin with.
‘There was a time when corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn’t have the problems that you have.
Should Paddling Be Allowed? September 14th, 2018Evan Howell
Jailers discovered “two small baggiYs of cocaine under her wig which was pasted onto her scalp,” according to a court filing.
Rose Mae Dawson, 30, was arrested Thursday in connection with a prior auto burglary. Seen at right, Dawson was nabbed during a traffic stop in St. Petersburg. In addition to the burglary rap, Dawson was charged for driving with a suspended license and possessing marijuana (two small bags of pot were found in her vehicle).
Cops transported Dawson to the Pinellas County jail, where corrections officers conducted a search that yielded the cocaine hidden under her wig.
The cocaine discovery resulted in two additional felony charges against Dawson–narcotics possession and introducing contraband into a detention facility.
Dawson, locked up in lieu of $12,300 bond, is scheduled today for a court hearing.
Dawson was convicted earlier this year of a misdemeanor charge of failing to have her daughter attend school. She subsequently violated terms of her probation after her daughter continued to rack up unexcused absences. Dawson admitted the probation violation and was ordered to pay $165 in fines and court costs. A May 14 collection notice indicates that she had not “satisfied your fine in full or entered into a payment plan with the clerk’s office.”
Cokehead: Jailers Make Surprise Discovery When Prying Wig Off Inmate’s Head September 14th, 2018Evan Howell