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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 21
    More: Asinine, Grand Junction, KUSA, compassion  
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2014-03-25 07:54:36 AM  
3 votes:
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 01:58:24 AM  
3 votes:
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 08:21:37 AM  
2 votes:

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 07:58:14 AM  
2 votes:

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 07:45:39 AM  
2 votes:

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 07:41:36 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:31:58 AM  
1 votes:

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.



I never liked that mealy mouthed lawyer phrase, when it comes to school policy for students.

Friggen Pokemon is a distraction. Friggen football homecoming is a distraction. The week before Xmas is a time where students didn't want to do dick-all. Last night's teen T.V. drama llama show is a distraction.

Gang symbols are a huge distraction, because people actually get hurt. Letting little lisa dress like a sorority freshmen is a huge distraction because wieners and wieners-like behavior.
What possibly distraction could a shaved head cause?

"Hey, did you see lisa? she shaved her head."
"Wierd."
OMFG, the teacher can blame a little girl instead of One Tree Hill or whatever crap kids are gossiping about instead of learning math.
2014-03-25 09:19:53 AM  
1 votes:

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.


That is true. But the policy also allows for special cases and the teacher who didn't IMMEDIATELY understand that this was a special case is a shiatty teacher.
2014-03-25 09:19:47 AM  
1 votes:

GrizzlyPouch: not a distraction?


well it certainly is a distraction now
2014-03-25 09:14:44 AM  
1 votes:

redmid17: 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


I doubt he's trolling. But if he is, his point is valid nonetheless.
2014-03-25 08:36:19 AM  
1 votes:
The school handbook:

http://caprockacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2013-2014-Famil y- Handbook-formatted-v2.pdf

Go to pp. 32 - 33.  "Gentlemen" are allowed shaved heads. "Ladies" are not.

/always look at a student handbook to get a real sense of the place
//starts with a Lieberman quote about "ossified bureaucracies." Really. Page 1.
///"A Word from the Headmaster," page 3, is pretty scary.
2014-03-25 08:29:34 AM  
1 votes:
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!!!!!"
2014-03-25 08:17:43 AM  
1 votes:
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 08:13:10 AM  
1 votes:

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 08:10:35 AM  
1 votes:
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 07:59:42 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:54:51 AM  
1 votes:
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 07:53:52 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:53:17 AM  
1 votes:
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 07:44:04 AM  
1 votes:
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 07:43:45 AM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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