— The families of students who were stripped of their uniforms at the school where they grew up in a New Mexico town are still trying to understand what exactly happened and what they should do next.
A year after the school district removed the uniforms of a handful of students and their families, the families of several others say they have not received any response from the school administrators.
They want to know why the district removed their students’ uniforms.
They also want answers about what was said to them during the event and whether the parents have been given any notice about the decision.
That’s the message from Jacksonville, where the controversy over a Japanese-themed uniform at a public school has been going on since last week.
The incident happened at Henry County Schools in central New Mexico.
The district removed all Japanese school uniform shirts from the students.
In response, some parents have protested wearing their children’s school uniforms at school.
They are now trying to find out why they were not told about the situation, and whether they were given any notification about the removal.
The students and teachers who were removed are still in high school.
But some of them say they’re concerned about what happened to them.
In a Facebook post last week, the district said it removed the shirts because it believed students’ clothing is inappropriate for public schools.
A spokeswoman for the Henry County School District said in a statement that the school districts’ uniform policy was changed this school year to reflect that uniforms were not appropriate for school functions.
That policy was implemented following the school board meeting last week where the school leaders voted to remove the uniforms, the statement said.
“The Henry County Board of Education has reviewed and updated the Henry Co. Schools uniform policy and has not changed it, but we want to provide an update on the status of the process, including whether or not we have received notification from the district that all of our students have been removed from uniforms,” the district’s statement said in part.
“It is our understanding that Henry Co., in conjunction with the district and Henry Co.’s administration, has been contacted by some of the parents of students in this matter.
We are working with the parents to provide additional information.”
The district has not provided any explanation for why it removed uniforms, and the school officials declined to comment further on the matter.
In the Facebook post, school district spokeswoman Jennifer Estrada wrote, “Our uniform policy has always been based on our values and the students’ needs and wishes.”
Estrada said in an email that the policy has changed several times in the past and that the current policy requires all students wear their school uniform at school functions, including meetings.
The parents of the students who weren’t removed say they are not surprised that their school’s uniform policy hasn’t changed, but are worried about what will happen to the students if they don’t follow the policy.
They’re not concerned about wearing their school uniforms, they’re worried about the district taking them down.
That’s a concern, because they have to wear their uniforms and school function, she said.
We’re going to have to get them back and get them to school, she added.
The parents also want to find any documentation that will show that the district had any communication with them prior to the school boards meeting.
There is not anything that will be provided to us at this point, she wrote.
A school district spokesman said the school did not receive any notification from Henry Co, and that “the Henry Co District has never communicated with parents or students regarding school uniform policy changes.”
A spokesperson for the state Department of Education told NBC News that the department is looking into the matter and has been in contact with the school to determine if the district received any notification.
The department is in the process of getting that information, the spokesperson said.
The school district is located in the tiny town of Jackson.
Students and teachers in Jackson are mostly white and in middle school.
Jacksonville is a small town of about 1,000 people.