MAY 05, 2021
Sen. Michael Simmons (D-Chicago) defended his bill to update dress codes at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Education Tuesday afternoon.
The Senate Education Committee wrestled Tuesday with the best way to ensure schools will not discipline students for their hairstyles, as multiple members objected a proposal to temporarily freeze funding from schools that fail to comply with the measure.
The bill, an amendment to SB817, introduced by Sen. Michael Simmons (D-Chicago), would prohibit hairstyle-based dress requirements in schools. The measure would freeze state funding for schools that failed to update their policies and would list them on an Illinois State Board of Education registry dedicated to tracking compliance.
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