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Tatum ISD to alter hair policy in dress code, drops Head Start to add more pre-K

Assistant Superintendent Drenon Fite said no other district in the Region 7 Education Service Center had the word “puffballs” in the dress code.

TATUM, Texas — *Editor's Note: The video above is from a previous story.

Tatum ISD Superintendent J.P. Richardson has accepted recommended changes in the district's dress code and has eliminated Head Start, replacing it with two more prekindergarten classes.

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At Monday’s school board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Drenon Fite said research showed that out of about 90 school districts, Tatum’s was the only one with specific wording on "puffball" hairstyles in the dress code.

Specifically, Fite said no other district in the Region 7 Education Service Center had the word “puffballs” in the dress code.

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