Lawyer Discusses Implications of Clothing Policy in Albemarle Co. Schools
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A constitutional lawyer is criticizing Albemarle County Public Schools’ superintendent for his latest policy that won’t permit Confederate imagery in the classroom.
The policy goes into effect on Tuesday, March 12, and it means that students will no longer be allowed to wear any clothing with imagery associated with white supremacy, racial division, hatred, or violence.
Haas made the announcement two weeks ago at a school board meeting.
On Monday, he sent an email to parents and guardians outlining the changes.
John Whitehead, the president of The Rutherford Institute, says this is going to create problems for students and the school.
“They should be individualized cases,” Whitehead said. “If someone is disrupting the educational environment of the school, yes that can be dealt with, but just banning all images - what we have here is we don't have an objective standard."
On Tuesday, NBC29 will bring you more information on the policy, Whitehead's comments, and Superintendent Matt Haas's response to his concerns.