James Madison High School located in the Hiram Clarke area of Houston announced a new dress policy for parents and guests beginning this month.
What We Know:
- According to local news station KPRC 2, the new guidelines included bans anyone being on school premises wearing satin caps/bonnets, shower caps, hair rollers, pajamas and other revealing clothing.
- The dress code provided was sent home on a school letter written by the principal Carlotta Outley Brown that stated, “Parents, we do value you as a parent in your child’s education. You are your child’s first teacher. However, please know we have to have standards. Most of all, we must have high standards.”
- The policy comes just two weeks after reports that James Madison High School turned away Joselyn Lewis, a mother trying to enroll her daughter, because of what she was wearing and what was on her head.
- Other Madison High School parents told the news station the new dress code is unfair to some degree.
“I think it’s ridiculous because they don’t know the situation. I had an emergency today,” one parent who had on a bonnet said.
- Lisa Hubbard, another parent, called out the sentiments in the letter saying, “If I go into school, I’m going to go in presentable, but I have this on my head. I don’t see how this sets a bad example for a child.”
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