Taylor Pugh likes his hair long - just below his ears and along his collar in the back. He likes it longer in front.
The Mesquite school district's dress code says that is too long and told him and his mother that it would have to be cut.
"The policy says students can't go to class out of dress code," Associate Superintendent Cathy Rideout said, but added "a student will not be excluded from school" because of the dress code. She said she was not speaking about Taylor's situation, but about district policy.
Ms. Taylor said she first was told her son would be dismissed from school. Then school administrators set up the separate lessons with a teacher.
Students who violate the dress code often are placed in in-school suspension - a separate classroom where they do their work outside of their regular classroom.
Taylor is 4-years old and attends prekindergarten at Floyd Elementary School for 2 1/2 hours a day.