The school board of this rural Fort Bend County school district denied a request to let a 5-year-old boy with long hair attend kindergarten this fall.
The parents of Adriel Arocha want the boy to wear his hair long for religious reasons, but his shoulder-length locks are in conflict with the district's hair code.
You know, I do understand schools' needing dress codes. I even favor school uniforms. But I don't think that need overrides the cultural needs of the children. If it's a requirement for Apaches or Sikhs to have their hair long, that takes precedence. Simple as that. Why are there always people who have to make it a problem?