Oklahoma school changes policy on dreadlocks - FOX 35 News Orlando

Oklahoma school changes policy on dreadlocks

Posted: Updated:

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma charter school is changing its dress code after inciting criticism for telling a 7-year-old girl that her dreadlocks violated the school's policy.

Tiana Parker and her parents say she was summoned last month to the administrator's office at the Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa and told her hairstyle was against school policy. Her parents later decided to move Tiana to another school.

But Monday night, the school board voted to change its policy that had banned dreadlocks, afros and other hairstyles.

The new policy says only that students and parents are responsible for personal hygiene, and that administrators have the right to contact parents or guardians regarding such issues. There are no specifications on hair styles.

The school says nearly 100 percent of its students are African-American.

©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • More National NewsMore>>

  • IRS employees awarded bonuses despite tax issues

    IRS employees awarded bonuses despite tax issues

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:19:25 GMT
    IRS employees who had been disciplined for tax and conduct issues were nonetheless rewarded with monetary awards or time off, according to a watchdog report released Tuesday.
    IRS employees who had been disciplined for tax and conduct issues were nonetheless rewarded with monetary awards or time off, according to a watchdog report released Tuesday.
  • Humanist group suing school district over Pledge of Allegiance

    Humanist group suing school district over Pledge of Allegiance

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:34:41 GMT
    A humanist group is suing a New Jersey school district over the Pledge of Allegiance phrase “under God.” According to a Fox News report the group is suing on behalf of a New Jersey family that believes the phrase is discriminatory toward atheist children. The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District was announced Monday by the Washington D.C. based advocacy organization American Humanist Association. The group says the phrase "marginalizes atheist and humanist kids as som...
    A humanist group is suing a New Jersey school district over the Pledge of Allegiance phrase “under God.” According to a Fox News report the group is suing on behalf of a New Jersey family that believes the phrase is discriminatory toward atheist children. The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District was announced Monday by the Washington D.C. based advocacy organization American Humanist Association. The group says the phrase "marginalizes atheist and humanist kids as som...
  • Fox News Poll: Independents more likely to back anti-ObamaCare candidates

    Fox News Poll: Independents more likely to back anti-ObamaCare candidates

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:02:17 GMT
    Most voters say ObamaCare will play an important role in their vote in this year’s elections, and over half are more inclined to back the candidate who opposes the health care law. That’s according to a Fox News poll released Monday.The new poll asks voters what they would do if the only difference between two congressional candidates is that one promises to fight for the health care law and the other promises to fig...
    Most voters say ObamaCare will play an important role in their vote in this year’s elections, and over half are more inclined to back the candidate who opposes the health care law. That’s according to a Fox News poll released Monday.The new poll asks voters what they would do if the only difference between two congressional candidates is that one promises to fight for the health care law and the other promises to fig...
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices