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(9 News)   School won't let 11-year-old girl back to school because she violated the school's dress code policy by: A) wearing a t-shirt with a bad word, B) wearing shorts that revealed her underwear or C) shaving her head to support her friend with cancer   (9news.com) divider line 130
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2014-03-25 01:58:24 AM
It didnt explicitly state, but I'm guessing Caprock Academy in Grand Junction is a private school and that they agreed to those rules when she enrolled your there.
 
2014-03-25 07:40:01 AM
Hm... I wonder, if she'd shaved her head because of lice, whether they would have kicked her out for that?

/dnrta
 
2014-03-25 07:41:36 AM
There's only so many jobs out there for school administrators in the country. Seems the rest of the personality type become serial killers and child-abductors.
 
2014-03-25 07:41:42 AM
We are used to colored hair and weird styles, but this should not be a problem.  The whole staff at that school need to be sent to roll around in lice infested hay.
 
2014-03-25 07:43:22 AM
Really need to make it legal to dick-punch idiots.
 
2014-03-25 07:43:45 AM

Frederick: It didnt explicitly state, but I'm guessing Caprock Academy in Grand Junction is a private school and that they agreed to those rules when she enrolled your there.


As it turns out, not so much.  100% public-funded charter school.  Which makes me find their crap a lot more in the wrong.
 
2014-03-25 07:44:04 AM
At the start of every school year they send home a packet of information and forms you need to read, fill out and sign. One of those will be the schools official code of conduct. Those rules apply to your little snowflake just as much as all the other kids in that school, and nowhere in there does it say those rules can be broken if you think you have a spiffy reason to do so.
 
2014-03-25 07:45:39 AM

Lawnchair: Frederick: It didnt explicitly state, but I'm guessing Caprock Academy in Grand Junction is a private school and that they agreed to those rules when she enrolled your there.

As it turns out, not so much.  100% public-funded charter school.  Which makes me find their crap a lot more in the wrong.


Well there's yer problem. They get to pretend they're private while we fund them.
 
2014-03-25 07:45:59 AM
They'd best not have any staff with bald heads.
 
2014-03-25 07:49:54 AM

namegoeshere: They'd best not have any staff with bald heads.


Or balding. That's an infraction waiting to happen.
 
2014-03-25 07:51:25 AM

ReapTheChaos: At the start of every school year they send home a packet of information and forms you need to read, fill out and sign. One of those will be the schools official code of conduct. Those rules apply to your little snowflake just as much as all the other kids in that school, and nowhere in there does it say those rules can be broken if you think you have a spiffy reason to do so.


7/10
 
2014-03-25 07:52:04 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: namegoeshere: They'd best not have any staff with bald heads.

Or balding. That's an infraction waiting to happen.



Or undergoing chemo
 
2014-03-25 07:52:07 AM
nice life lesson for the kid.

Thare's no way in hell that this kind of utter stupidity sould be allowed to happen imean that the school has rules, and your supposed to follow the rules, it's like life; the rules for adults are called LAWS, which means that you can go to JAIL if you break the rules.

Little shiatstain just done got learned a lesson (in school, to, how ironic!!)

/let are kids walk
 
2014-03-25 07:53:17 AM
Considering what the school seems to be about from a quick google search. It does not surprise me that there was a dress code that included hair requirements.

I think that perhaps if the mother called ahead and explained the situation, it wouldn't have been a big deal.

The problem is this girl walked into school with a shaved head, teachers are going to think she's trying to be rebellious and distracting (which is usually why kids in school shave their head or wear shirts they have to turn inside out because of whats printed on them).

If you saw a kid at a private school suddenly come in one day with a shaved head, you wouldn't think "Oh, one of her friends must have gotten cancer!" would you?
 
2014-03-25 07:53:52 AM

kertus: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: namegoeshere: They'd best not have any staff with bald heads.

Or balding. That's an infraction waiting to happen.


Or undergoing chemo


Well technically none of this involves shaving. The policy is against shaved heads, not bald ones.
 
2014-03-25 07:54:31 AM

TV's Vinnie: There's only so many jobs out there for school administrators in the country. Seems the rest of the personality type become serial killers and child-abductors.


You do realize that a good 90% of school administrators were teachers correct.  It goes Teaching- Vice Principal - Principal - Assistant Super - Superintendant.  Now you can skip a few of those steps if you are good or you know people but that is the normal progression.

Plus like said above this is a charter school which is the largest scam in the US right now.  They get public funding but are not held to the same standards and can pay people crap wages and pocket the rest for the people in charge.
 
2014-03-25 07:54:35 AM

Sass-O-Rev: Hm... I wonder, if she'd shaved her head because of lice, whether they would have kicked her out for that?

/dnrta


Now that you say it, that might be part of the problem. If she can't come in, she can't spead head lice.

However, every time you hear a story like this you can rest assured that somewhere, some time, someone did something stupid to ruin this for everyone. Like Nazis.
 
2014-03-25 07:54:35 AM
answers should be a) wearing b) wearing c) shaving
 
2014-03-25 07:54:36 AM
This is a good lesson for the kid. Her life is going to be full of petty tyrants, best she learns how to deal with them now.
 
2014-03-25 07:54:51 AM
I wonder what would happen if EVERY kid in the school shaved their head?

At the very least... It would make for another 'dead poet society' movie.
 
2014-03-25 07:55:29 AM
That's what you get for having friends.
 
2014-03-25 07:58:14 AM

fluffy2097: Considering what the school seems to be about from a quick google search. It does not surprise me that there was a dress code that included hair requirements.

I think that perhaps if the mother called ahead and explained the situation, it wouldn't have been a big deal.

The problem is this girl walked into school with a shaved head, teachers are going to think she's trying to be rebellious and distracting (which is usually why kids in school shave their head or wear shirts they have to turn inside out because of whats printed on them).

If you saw a kid at a private school suddenly come in one day with a shaved head, you wouldn't think "Oh, one of her friends must have gotten cancer!" would you?


Considering how fussy girls are about their hair, I would assume she was the one with cancer.
 
2014-03-25 07:59:42 AM

fluffy2097: If you saw a kid at a private school suddenly come in one day with a shaved head, you wouldn't think "Oh, one of her friends must have gotten cancer!" would you?


Actually, at that age, I'd probably assume that this girl has cancer, or had it.
 
2014-03-25 08:02:04 AM

ReapTheChaos: At the start of every school year they send home a packet of information and forms you need to read, fill out and sign. One of those will be the schools official code of conduct. Those rules apply to your little snowflake just as much as all the other kids in that school, and nowhere in there does it say those rules can be broken if you think you have a spiffy reason to do so.


Is that sort of like the TOS for a website or a EULA when you install software that nobody reads (except maybe a few lawyers) and just check "Okay"?  (and may or may not be legally enforceable).

If the kids can get used to the missing hair from the cancer patient they can get used to someone expressing their empathy for her by shaving off her hair.

This is stupid.  And Grand Junction is closer to Utah than it is to Colorado even if it technically might be in Colorado.

Disapproves:

dejareviewer.files.wordpress.com

Also disapproves:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-25 08:02:53 AM

fluffy2097: Considering what the school seems to be about from a quick google search. It does not surprise me that there was a dress code that included hair requirements.

I think that perhaps if the mother called ahead and explained the situation, it wouldn't have been a big deal.

The problem is this girl walked into school with a shaved head, teachers are going to think she's trying to be rebellious and distracting (which is usually why kids in school shave their head or wear shirts they have to turn inside out because of whats printed on them).

If you saw a kid at a private school suddenly come in one day with a shaved head, you wouldn't think "Oh, one of her friends must have gotten cancer!" would you?


I'd assume that before an 11 year old girl wants to be a skin head, esp. given the cancer kid is in the same school.
 
2014-03-25 08:03:16 AM

mike_d85: Sass-O-Rev: Hm... I wonder, if she'd shaved her head because of lice, whether they would have kicked her out for that?

/dnrta

Now that you say it, that might be part of the problem. If she can't come in, she can't spead head lice.

However, every time you hear a story like this you can rest assured that somewhere, some time, someone did something stupid to ruin this for everyone. Like Nazis.


Aaaannd Godwin.

Though, I would love to see parents all shave their heads in solidarity.

/not snark, I would actually be impressed
 
2014-03-25 08:03:18 AM

fluffy2097: If you saw a kid at a private school suddenly come in one day with a shaved head, you wouldn't think "Oh, one of her friends must have gotten cancer!" would you?


If one of the other pupils, who is her friend, actually has cancer, maybe I'd question the girl as to her, y'know, motives behind the headshave.

Questions gett answers. Y'know: 'enquire before you fire', and all that jazz.

You do like jazz, right?
 
2014-03-25 08:03:24 AM
Delaney and her mom are hoping the school will change its mind and make an exception

You already made the correct first step contacting the media, now call a lawyer.
 
2014-03-25 08:07:42 AM
Bend those petty little school administrators to your will.
 
2014-03-25 08:09:10 AM
BTW, the guide book I see online doesn't give any clear definition of 'shaved' (1/4" or whatever), or that female hair has to be over X inches.  So, I'd let it grow to 1 day's worth of peach-fuzz then say, pffth.  I think my own 'f the man' parents would have enjoyed that fight.

/ thanks God I was well out of school before Columbine, NCLB, charter-scams, and really the whole last 15 years of education.
 
2014-03-25 08:10:35 AM
I can understand the rule because it's a school, the kids are there to learn and a little girl with a shaved head would be a huge distraction.

But there's a good way to handle it:
Let her shave her head (awesome little girl)
Have an assembly in the gym
Let her explain why she did it
Take question
Back to class
Learning lesson for everybody, and now it's much less distracting
 
2014-03-25 08:11:20 AM

kertus: I wonder what would happen if EVERY kid in the school shaved their head?

At the very least... It would make for another 'dead poet society' movie.


/Was thinking the same thing. If every kid (or most of them) shaved their head, what would they do? Kick everyone out? Hard to collect revenue that way. Nice gesture btw. Good kid.
 
2014-03-25 08:12:55 AM

gfid: Is that sort of like the TOS for a website or a EULA when you install software that nobody reads (except maybe a few lawyers) and just check "Okay"?  (and may or may not be legally enforceable).


No, it's not. It's a pamphlet usually a dozen or so pages long written in plain language describing the rules. Pretty simple to read.
 
2014-03-25 08:13:10 AM

GrizzlyPouch: Learning lesson for everybody, and now it's much less distracting


Then EVERYBODY will shave their heads.

Except that one kid with pig tails.
SHE's now a distraction.

To the Dunking stool!
Burn Her!

Seriously. Kids do stuff.
Sounds like the school needs a new shopvac to pull the sand out of all the "nooks and crannies"
 
2014-03-25 08:15:38 AM

GrizzlyPouch: I can understand the rule because it's a school, the kids are there to learn and a little girl with a shaved head would be a huge distraction.

But there's a good way to handle it:
Let her shave her head (awesome little girl)
Have an assembly in the gym
Let her explain why she did it
Take question
Back to class
Learning lesson for everybody, and now it's much less distracting


She's 11, not 5. This is such a non-issue.
 
2014-03-25 08:15:51 AM
And as an addendum to my earlier post in this thread, here are a couple of lines from the first song on the Hair soundtrack

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding


(does not apply on the Western Slope)
 
2014-03-25 08:17:11 AM

fluffy2097: Considering what the school seems to be about from a quick google search. It does not surprise me that there was a dress code that included hair requirements.

I think that perhaps if the mother called ahead and explained the situation, it wouldn't have been a big deal.

The problem is this girl walked into school with a shaved head, teachers are going to think she's trying to be rebellious and distracting (which is usually why kids in school shave their head or wear shirts they have to turn inside out because of whats printed on them).

If you saw a kid at a private school suddenly come in one day with a shaved head, you wouldn't think "Oh, one of her friends must have gotten cancer!" would you?


No, I'd reflexively think she's becoming a skinhead and is planning to get ahold of a bunch of guns and pipe bombs to conduct an all-out war on the school and reach a triple digit body count.

/sarcasm
 
2014-03-25 08:17:43 AM
You Americans are a bunch of retards that wouldn't recognize common sense nor compassion if it farked you in the ass.
 
2014-03-25 08:18:28 AM
I sort of question that a dress code violation merits suspension, and suspect that this was the last straw in a long line of probably well-documented behavior TFA's choosing to ignore in favor of trying to milk the outrage or whatever.

The usual solution to a student violating the dress code via hair is "here's your ball cap, kid" in the same way they'll just make you wear an ugly tee-shirt from the counselor's file cabinet if you show up with a bare midriff or whatever.
 
2014-03-25 08:19:36 AM

Orion5k: mike_d85: Sass-O-Rev: Hm... I wonder, if she'd shaved her head because of lice, whether they would have kicked her out for that?

/dnrta

Now that you say it, that might be part of the problem. If she can't come in, she can't spead head lice.

However, every time you hear a story like this you can rest assured that somewhere, some time, someone did something stupid to ruin this for everyone. Like Nazis.

Aaaannd Godwin.

Though, I would love to see parents all shave their heads in solidarity.

/not snark, I would actually be impressed


I agree on the solidarity.

But come on, a school dress code involving shaving heads?  the skinhead connection was bound to be made, plus tyranny.  It was gonna happen.
 
2014-03-25 08:21:37 AM

pippi longstocking: You Americans are a bunch of retards that wouldn't recognize common sense nor compassion if it farked you in the ass.


We still run the planet though.
 
2014-03-25 08:21:52 AM
Conformity is more important than empathy. How else will children learn to become good worker drones?
 
2014-03-25 08:22:04 AM

Lawnchair: BTW, the guide book I see online doesn't give any clear definition of 'shaved' (1/4" or whatever), or that female hair has to be over X inches.  So, I'd let it grow to 1 day's worth of peach-fuzz then say, pffth.  I think my own 'f the man' parents would have enjoyed that fight.

/ thanks God I was well out of school before Columbine, NCLB, charter-scams, and really the whole last 15 years of education.


This year makes 12 after high school for me. I didn't dodge Columbine, but I did dodge NCLB. Thankful every day for avoiding that morass.
 
2014-03-25 08:22:11 AM
Big farking deal. So the crotchfruit gets a couple days off from school. It's not like they tied her to the tether ball post and played whack a baldo.
 
2014-03-25 08:24:05 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: Conformity is more important than empathy. How else will children learn to become good worker drones?


It pretty much states that in the guidelines mentioned in the article. And it's a charter, so this woman opted her kid in to this.
 
2014-03-25 08:28:02 AM

fluffy2097: Considering what the school seems to be about from a quick google search. It does not surprise me that there was a dress code that included hair requirements.

I think that perhaps if the mother called ahead and explained the situation, it wouldn't have been a big deal.

The problem is this girl walked into school with a shaved head, teachers are going to think she's trying to be rebellious and distracting (which is usually why kids in school shave their head or wear shirts they have to turn inside out because of whats printed on them).

If you saw a kid at a private school suddenly come in one day with a shaved head, you wouldn't think "Oh, one of her friends must have gotten cancer!" would you?



An 11 year old girl? I'd be much more likely to think some sort of accident or medical condition was the reason for the head-shaving than "rebellious youth."
Then I'd do something completely crazy: I'd ask her why.
 
2014-03-25 08:28:30 AM

Frederick: It didnt explicitly state, but I'm guessing Caprock Academy in Grand Junction is a private school and that they agreed to those rules when she enrolled your there.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-25 08:29:21 AM
Between the teachers who can't come to grips that they are no longer in school themselves, those that molest their students, and those with power trips to enforce rules like this, no wonder your kids are farked up.
 
2014-03-25 08:29:22 AM

Yaw String: Big farking deal. So the crotchfruit gets a couple days off from school. It's not like they tied her to the tether ball post and played whack a baldo.


Could be months depending on how long girls are supposed to wear their hair.

/Tried a charter school for a few days once many a year ago.
//I had to get a haircut, pants, shoes, and shirt.
 
2014-03-25 08:29:34 AM
Caprock Academy does have a detailed dress code policy, which was created to promote safety, uniformity, and a non-distracting environment for the school's students.

cdn.uproxx.com

"She's supposed to have hair.....but she doesn't!!!!!! ANARCHY!!!!!"
 
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