06/19/2010 // Coventry, Rhode Island, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Coventry, Rhode Island – A Rhode Island school district superintendent stated he would work to alter a policy that led to the controversial banning of a hat made by a second grade student. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Ken Di Pietro commented on the policy after school officials banned a hat with plastic Army men glued to it made by an 8 year-old for a school project.
Pietro is quoted by the AP as stating in an email of the policy, “The event exposed how a policy meant to ensure safe environments for students can become restrictive and can present an image counter to the work of our schools to promote patriotism and democracy.”
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