i'll write on your behalf i already have a letter to school admins somewhere but 1st off is this school in usa?
oh yea your in pa
ok here edit for typos
to the school admins.
one of your students would like to grow dreadlocks, and i understand you have a conservative dress code that may state no distracting hairstyles, however this cannot contradict constitutional rights. freedom of religion as an example since dreadlocks are a part of every religion almost as well as many spiritual and personal beliefs.
jewish and christians share a common vow the nazarite vow which requires the nazarite to allow the hair to dread naturally. buddhist may dread as a way of letting go of attachment to vanity, rastafarians dread for a simular reason as nazarites.in fact people with no distinct religion but a spirituality feel dreadlocks make them feel more in touch with nature and themselves. dreading has a pr5ofopund and personal and spiritual affect on people. a healthy effect giving self confidence and sense of self. it cures self image issues like anorexia and low self esteem.
by law, you cannot deny the right to dread, this is a fact proven in court case after case. even jails cannot deny your right to dread. and your student can defend that right in court through civil siuit if needed, since precident after precident was set its an open and shut case.
but why take it that far when dreading makes your student happier, healthier, more at peace with themself?
its win win, a happy student is a better student.
we would never have gone to the moon without dreads getting educations, a dreadlocked phd deesigned and built the saturn rockets that got us to the moon. the same dreadlocked man now runs the largest biodeisel refinery in the country.
king tut was a dread, as was cleopatra and many egyptian nobles who founded civilzation.
in the early 1800s many native american warriors cheifs medicine men (shamans) worse dreadlocks. dreadlocks are not a black style or product of any 1 cueltur but the natural state of all hair and part of every culture. from vikings to crusaders muslim toi hindu and everything between
today many feel very disconected from nature, dreadlocks reconect you to your natural self.
in the bible joseph, jesuses earthly dad had dreads as well as john the baptist sampson and others..including jesus himself many beilieve
in most cultures dreadlocks are a sign of the most holy, the wisest, the most respected members of society.
dreadlocks are respected as leaders and teachers.
now there is a negative sterotype, drug use, dirty, etc these are mostly false,
some, not all rastas use marijuana as a religios sacrement, based on the bibles stating i give you all seed bearing plants to use..whichhmp is used in many religions globaly,however amongst dreadlocked individualshemp use is nohigher then any other population, and all other drugs including tobaco alcaohoil prescriptions are much lower, those who do usehemp will usualy never touch anything else even sugar is vtoo strong a drug.
and the dirty rumor is false too
dreads must be clean to dread, but they are less oily so look less shiny, the early messy stage also is mistaken for unclean
you cannot as well demand they be maintained covered or tied up since religios dreads are to form naturaly
however, your student may be willing to enter into a conversation about what he/she is willing to do to satisfy your requests and sooth your concerns, but please understand, you may makre requests not demands, and your requests may be honoured or ignored based on the students personal beliefs.
if youd like to be educated more you may cont6act me directly by giving your student a number or email to be contacted with and i will be happy to address your concerns directly
30 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long
also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities