Magnolia ISD votes to reverse hair policy and switch to gender-neutral dress code

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Magnolia ISD sued over what kind of hairstyles students can wear
These days it seems like there's a fight over everything in Texas schools, from masks to what books kids can read. But a battle is brewing in Magnolia ISD over students' hair length.

MAGNOLIA, Texas (KTRK) -- Months after Magnolia ISD's dress policy sparked backlash, the district shared it will be changing its hair policy.

The video above is from a previous story.

This week, the Magnolia ISD school board voted to reverse its policy that required boys to wear short hair and chose to switch to a gender-neutral dress code.

SEE ALSO: ACLU of Texas urges school districts to reexamine 'discriminatory' dress code policies

This comes after the district stopped enforcing its dress code policy in November.

The backlash has been going on since October when groups accused the district of discrimination. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) also sued Magnolia ISD in October on behalf of six boys and one non-binary student.

SEE ALSO: ACLU sues Magnolia ISD over male students' hair length policy

In the suit, ACLU said the policy discriminated against students based on gender.

ABC13 has reached out to Magnolia ISD for a statement and are waiting to hear back from the district.