San Francisco removes district-wide policy on headwear

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Beginning next school year, San Francisco public schools can set their own policies on allowing students to wear hats, caps or other head coverings -- rules previously regulated by the district.

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to remove districtwide restrictions on head wear, though the majority of The City's high schools have already adopted their own hat policies.

Board member Matt Haney, who introduced the resolution, said alleviating the district of implementing a hat policy -- which currently prohibits hats and hair coverings in schools -- will allow schools to tailor the regulations to their individual communities. The SFUSD does not prohibit religious head coverings.

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