Teachers at Barstow Unified School District in California turned out to protest a new district policy that allowed them to be disciplined for showing any tattoos at work by sending them home without pay, according to the Desert Dispatch.
“Today I have been reminded of the dress code verbally, issued a letter of warning and was given a letter of reprimand. I was told I could be sent home on a daily basis possibly without pay,” said a teacher who said she has worked for the district for the past 12 years in an interview with the Dispatch. “I don’t feel my tattoos have ever impaired by ability to work.”
However, advocates for the policy say that the display of tattoos is unprofessional and distracting in the work place, both by teachers and students.
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