Source: The New Orleans Advocate

A school in New Orleans is being criticized for refusing to allow two homeless students to attend classes because they did not wear required uniforms.

According to the Louisiana Department of Education, the Sophie B. Wright Charter School violated a federal law that states charter schools must change its policies in order to accommodate its homeless students.

The school claimed the two children were prohibited from attending school because their uniforms were not monogrammed.

Following the incident, the Sophie B. Wright Charter School was ordered to change its uniform policy and offer more assistance to homeless students.

The New Orleans area has seen a decrease in the number of homeless children reported between 2014 and 2015.

Read full story at: The New Orleans Advocate

 

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School Condemned for Prohibiting Homeless Students from Attending Classes