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Boy, 4, barred from pre-K for long locks - November 2nd 2010, 02:41 AM

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After his grandfather died of lung cancer, Jack Szablewski, 4, started growing his hair to donate for use in wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.



“This child has done nothing wrong,” the diocese said in a statement. “This matter is between the parent and the school, and the partnership between the two entities that is critical to a healthy and successful educational experience at St. Dominic School.”

Thoughts? i think the school is way out of line.. disgrace to patients who are affected by cancer.


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Re: Boy, 4, barred from pre-K for long locks - November 2nd 2010, 04:34 AM

I can see both sides of the story on this one. I went to Catholic schools all my life and their rules are pretty strict I mean in the school I went to the hair of the guys could not even touch their ear or in the front their eye brows they had to shave and could not come to school with even an inch of facial hair. Girls had to have their hair up. The rules were pretty tough and if you disobeyed them you were send into a “detention” room and the nuns would cut your hair it you were a guy or give you a hair band to put your hair up if you were a girl.
This little boy is obviously letting his hair grow for a good cause; I seriously don’t see how him having long hair affects the staff of the school. But this is a Private school and they have the right to have any rules they wish to have, if you don’t agree with the school change schools as harsh as that may sound there is no way a Catholic school will allow you to “disobey” their rules, I’ve been there and you never win.


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Re: Boy, 4, barred from pre-K for long locks - November 2nd 2010, 07:33 AM

It's up to the school whether or not they want to have a rule about hair styles, but it's disgraceful not to make an exception for a boy growing his hair out for a good cause. What are they teaching him by not letting him support his cause? Seriously!


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Re: Boy, 4, barred from pre-K for long locks - November 2nd 2010, 09:09 AM

Legally, I'm sure the school is well within its rights.

Practically; who wants their children going to such a school?


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Re: Boy, 4, barred from pre-K for long locks - November 2nd 2010, 11:41 AM

The parents should take their money elsewhere. It sucks, but the school is a private school.
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Re: Boy, 4, barred from pre-K for long locks - November 2nd 2010, 06:18 PM

What really makes this ridiculous is that there was already an agreement that they would allow him to have his hair this way and that they knew about what we was doing when they accepted him as a student. For them to change the rules in the middle of the game and treat him this way is an illegal breach of contract, and not to mention morally wrong even if it wasn't.
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Re: Boy, 4, barred from pre-K for long locks - November 5th 2010, 05:47 PM

In most private schools:

Girls are allowed short hair, dyed hair, long hair.
Boys are allowed short, non-dyed hair.


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Re: Boy, 4, barred from pre-K for long locks - November 7th 2010, 07:44 PM

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I completely agree.

I've gone to a private school before and there's really not many ways to get around their rules, if any at all. I do, however, disagree with the hair rule. It's really stupid. At the school that I went to, we had a wear certain colors and ONLY certain colors. And if you were found out using tobacco, having sex, doing any illegal activities OUTSIDE of school, you would be expelled.

Poor kid, though... He's doing something for an amazing cause and gets punished for it. How awful.


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Re: Boy, 4, barred from pre-K for long locks - November 7th 2010, 08:12 PM

I'm sorry but that is vile O____O I understand catholic schools have strict rules but surely rules as stupid as this should be bent for a reason like this :/


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Re: Boy, 4, barred from pre-K for long locks - November 7th 2010, 08:53 PM

I'm a Catholic and I find this utterly ridiculous. The school were told exactly why he was growing his hair and had a verbal agreement that it would be okay so long as it was cut before he started kindergarten, which was agreed upon. In that respect they estopped themselves by their conduct from subsequently barring him from attendance (and I use the legal terminology deliberately - a contract doesn't have to be on paper after all) and have acted in what I would deem very bad faith throughout the entire episode.

Seriously, the Diocese needs to take a collective reality check and remember the whole point of being Christian.


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