(KMOV) – Parents of several children who were not allowed in class over their hair color say they set a Friday deadline for the Jersey School District to decide if it will shell out money for a long court fight.
Superintendent Ed Settles is expected to make a decision possibly by Wednesday. The superintendent says he doesn’t want students with blue and pink hair, but now it’s a question of money, and even he admits it could end up costing taxpayers.
The dispute has caused at least four children to miss the first four days of school.
Parent Chris Hartshorn says he has a list of lawyers willing to take the case, as wella s the ACLU in Chicago, which is considering joining the fight.
By phone, an ACLU official said they consider this a limit of students’ first amendment rights.
The lawsuit wouldn’t cost parents a dime, but could put a strain on the small school district.