Glowiak School Clothes

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton is leading a measure that would ensure Illinois schools would allow articles of clothing that have cultural or religious significance for its students.

“We need to make sure future graduates and students have the opportunity to represent themselves the way they see fit,” said Glowiak Hilton. “Discrimination, of any kind, has no place in our schools.”

Students would be able to wear articles of clothing of cultural or religious significance in the classroom and at graduation ceremonies.

This issue was first brought to Glowiak Hilton’s attention last year, when a student was denied the ability to walk the stage of his graduation ceremony for wearing Native American regalia on his graduation cap.

Senate Bill 1446 passed the Human Rights committee on Thursday and now heads to the full Senate for further consideration.