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Joplin R-8 Board of Education members Tuesday night gave administrators the OK to change wording in the district’s employment policy to not allow any part of a tattoo to show.The policy previously instructed teachers to wear clothing that “minimizes” tattoos, but it did not prohibit part or all of the tattoo from showing.
The board also wants to make that policy apply to all district employees, not just teachers. Superintendent C.J. Huff said he brought the issue to the board because someone had raised concerns about teachers with tattoos. The board members appeared to be in unanimous agreement about tattoos not being appropriate in a professional and, specifically, a classroom setting.
“Until business and industry says that we want to hire people with tattoos, I don’t think it’s anything out of order,” Huff said of changing the policy. “It’s how we need to do business.” ...
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