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Cosmetology School Revises Discriminatory Policy

The Missouri State Board of Cosmetology recently reversed its policy on admitting home schoolers. Previously, the board had turned down a home schooler’s application, claiming that one of its rules prohibited home schooled students from entering cosmetology school. CSR 903.010(1)(A)4 states that a cosmetology school applicant must show “proof of successful completion of the tenth grade (completion of at least ten (10) high school credits)—diploma, general educational development (GED) certification or official school transcript indicating student’s name, grade level, and number of credits completed.” The board of cosmetology interpreted this rule to prohibit any home schooler without a GED from entering cosmetology school.

Home School Legal Defense Association attorney Scott Woodruff contacted the board of cosmetology’s executive director, expressing concerns about this discriminatory policy. Following the board’s September meeting, the executive director asked attorney Woodruff for assistance in drafting a new policy fair to home schooled applicants.