CLYDE, Texas — Clyde CISD is not yet changing the policy that led to the suspension of a gay male over nail polish.
Trevor Wilkinson was placed on in-school suspension Nov. 30.
Afterwards, he started an online petition that has been signed by more than 321,000 people.
Wilkinson's story went viral and he appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Monday night, Wilkinson addressed the school board for a second time asking them to change the dress code.
Superintendent Kenny Berry released a statement which said "the District will conduct a thorough review of its dress code when it performs its annual review of the Student Handbook."
In the meantime, Berry said "the District will assure that no student is treated in a discriminatory or inequitable manner."
Before the meeting, Abilene Pride Alliance held a protest outside the building.
Superintendent Kenny Berry's full statement
As set out in Board policy, Clyde CISD believes students should attend school in a safe and supportive environment that promotes equality for all, and the District takes all appropriate measures to ensure its actions align with that policy. While the District expects students to abide by established rules of conduct, the District is also always open to reconsidering policies or rules that do not reflect the District’s intentions.
To that end, the District will conduct a thorough review of its dress code when it performs its annual review of the Student Handbook and, until that time, the District will assure that no student is treated in a discriminatory or inequitable manner.
Under federal and state law, the District cannot publicly comment on or discuss specific student matters. However, be assured that the District appreciates the feedback and input that has been recently received from members of the community.