Let me clarify a prior comment: Confederate flags and swastikas are not specifically listed as banned in any school policy. As such, they can be allowed if the administration changes its position on these symbols of hate. Why does the Board of Education and Administration continue to avoid making these bans explicit?

Written by on September 28, 2020

A.  The Code of Conduct says students/staff shall not wear or display culturally (race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status)  derogatory, offensive, or divisive symbols; or items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, while at school, on school grounds, or participating in school-related activities. The same applies for visitors to school events or events held at school facilities or on school grounds.

It would not be possible to list all of the words, phrases, symbols, pictures of things that are used to be divisive and denigrate others… but the confederate flag and the swastika are considered two such examples among many.