Student with dreadlocks allowed to remain in Plaquemines school

The ACLU of Louisiana said Thursday that it has reached a written agreement with the Plaquemines Parish School Board over a student's hairstyle.

A Rastafari student who attends South Plaquemines High School and wears his hair in dreadlocks will be able to remain in classes. After he returned yesterday, the student received a written exemption from the school's hair length policy.

Other issues related to his suspension are still under negotiation, including the school's responsibility to help the student catch up with schoolwork missed during that period.

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