Schools urged to do periodic reviews of grooming polices to ensure they are up to date
Education Minister Fayval Williams is urging school administrators to do periodic reviews of their grooming polices, in a bid to make adjustments that are in keeping with modern situations.
This follows complaints from some parents that some school rules are archaic.
The matter was discussed among ministry officials and parents during a virtual forum last evening (October 4), the latest in a series of consultations being hosted by the ministry, as it seeks feedback from stakeholders on the grooming policy.
Mrs. Williams noted that the ministry stands by its decision to provide general guidelines, that each school’s administration and board can adopt, with implementation done based on each schools‘ own assessment.
She urged parents to engage with administrators, through the parents teacher association, or directly with principals, if they have concerns about any particular school rule.
Mrs. Williams stressed that school rules are implemented for various reasons and that even very liberal institutions have boundaries.