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.