Texas mom takes follicle fight to school board

BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Floppy hair that sent a 4-year-old Dallas-area boy to in-school suspension has now placed the pre-kindergartner in a new spot: on the agenda for a school board meeting.

The Mesquite Independent School District will meet in closed executive session Monday night to hear an appeal from Taylor Pugh's mom.

Elizabeth Taylor says she wants her son back in regular class with his friends. Instead, Taylor has been alone in the library with a teacher's aide since late November because his long hair violates the district's grooming policy.

Taylor says her son likes his hair long.

School district spokesman Ian Halperin (EYE'-in HAL'-per-in) says the board can direct Taylor's parents to follow the policy, continue the suspension or grant an exemption.


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