Tags: teachers | insulted | dress | code

No Tattoos Allowed? Insulted Teachers Fight Back, Reports Say

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 05:41 PM

By Lisa Barron

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Teachers in West Virginia's biggest school district don't want to be told what they cannot wear into the classroom.

The Kanawha County School Board last week introduced a dress code that would ban flip-flops, jeans, visible tattoos and facial piercings, and many teachers are insulted, reports the Charleston Daily Mail.

"The only statement that needs to be made is that employees need to dress and behave in a professional manner," DuPont Middle School math teacher Fred Albert, local president of the American Federation of Teachers, told the newspaper. "We don't need a prescriptive and strict policy."

Dinah Adkins of the Kanawha County Education Association agreed, telling local station WCHS, "They don't need to be interrupted by a dress-code issue."

The ban would extend beyond dress to include hair length: anything below the shoulder has to be cut or secured.

"I guess it's a safety issue. But still, I can't see how they can tell me how long my hair can be," Lisa Brown, a preschool special-needs teacher at Belle Elementary, told the TV station.

But members of the school board in the 28,000-student, 66-school district argued they just wanted teachers to cooperate with regulations that are already in place.

"There are guidelines in the student dress code that restrict what a student wears. And all we are asking is that our staff dress in a manner that makes us proud of the Kanawha County school system," board member Becky Jordan told WCHS.

"I hate to differ with them, but students are students and teachers are adults," countered the AFT's Albert.


Related stories:






© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Next Partisan 'War' in New Congress Will Be Over Science

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 19:58 PM

After midterm battles, an immigration standoff and amid a switch of power in Congress, the next political fight in Washi . . .

Protesters Chain Seattle Mall Doors Shut Over Ferguson

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 19:22 PM

Protesters angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager . . .

Bob Baker, Legendary Puppeteer, Dead at 90

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 17:11 PM

Bob Baker, the founder of one of America's oldest puppet theaters, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90.The . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved