ADMINISTRATORS at St Hugh's High School and parents of Dauriyah Dyer, the seventh grade Muslim student enrolled at the school, have finally come to an amicable solution about how her uniform should be worn.
Elaine Cunningham, principal of the school told the Jamaica Observer that a meeting was scheduled for last Thursday after a relative of Dauriyah came to see her about purchasing a tie.
"One of her relatives came and asked if she should purchase a tie and I said yes, because it's a part of the uniform, then a meeting was set for Thursday," Cunningham said.
Cunningham added that at the meeting the chairman of the Board of Governors spoke to Dauriyah's mother and a timeline was set for the adjustments to be made.
"The board chair and Mrs Dyer came to a solution and also set a timeline. We are a school and we have rules," she said.
Latoyka Dyer, Dauriyah's mother, told the Sunday Observer that the meeting was civil and the outcome was satisfactory.
"They are going to allow her to wear a loose sleeve blouse to her wrist under the uniform so that she isn't in anything tight. They mentioned that they can't lengthen the sleeves of the uniform so the loose sleeve under the blouse was agreed on and I was given until the end of September to make the adjustments," Dyer said.
She added that the relationship between herself and administrators at the school was in good standing.
"There is no animosity or hard feelings between myself and the principal. They were very accommodating at the meeting," Dyer said.
"Dauriyah says a lot of the students there are protective of her. She feels welcomed and loved at the school. She even told me that the principal came to her and asked her if she was ok," Dyer said.
Cunningham on the other hand said that it was very unfortunate that the article published in last Sunday's Observer showcased St Hugh's, as her secretary had no right to speak on her behalf when she was unavailable.