Monthly Archives: April 2006

Hair Color – Update

(The Story So Far. ) My daughter and I met with Mr Kuntz, the superintendent for the middle/high schools, on Thursday. He was very nice and understanding, and it seemed to me that he had no particular problem with hair color. He explained the difficulty in striking a balance between maintaining order & safety in schools while also allowing the kids to express themselves, which we understand. Read more

Location, Location, Location

Wondering how much your home is worth? Take a look at Zillow…just type in your address and see what kind of value it displays for your house. I doubt that it’s 100% accurate, but when I looked up my house and compared the year-to-year trends on some of the 1, 5, and 10 years graphs, it seems close enough to be at least in the ballpark. You can see how your home value stacks up against other homes in your ZIP code, the county, the state, or the USA. Pretty nifty!

The Fix Is In

OK, sports fans, I think that I fixed the “comment text box is too long” issue; a simple tweak in the comments.php file, reducing the textarea from 100% to only 50%. It worked OK for me in both IE and FireFox; give it a shot on this entry and see how it looks. Thanks!

Hair Color @ School, cont

My daughter and I attended the school board meeting this evening. We sat through an hour of previously-scheduled agenda items, learned a bit about how the board works, and then had a few minutes to state our case for rescinding (or otherwise modifying) the existing “natural hair color only” policy. The board did seem quite sympathetic, but pointed out to us that we didn’t follow the correct protocol for addressing such an issue. Apparently we need to discuss the matter with the district superintendent (or the deputy), and if we still are not satisfied, THEN we can bring the issue to the school board. So we’ll try to schedule a meeting with the superintendent this week and have a discussion.

Also – FYI – you might catch a glimpse of her (or us) on KFBB (cable channel 9) on the 10:00 pm news tonight. And there were some other interesting things about the school board meeting unrelated to our issue — which I will detail later this week.

UPDATE – Tuesday morning: also a brief mention on KRTV news this morning, as well as coverage of a mother whose son was bullied at GFHS, and an election issue raised by Harvard student Travis Kavulla.

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