Hygiene letter to students angers parents

Posted at 11:04 AM, Nov 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-26 11:04:38-05

Parents at a school in Buffalo are reacting after a teacher sent a letter home with students about their hygiene.

According to, the teacher sent a notice home telling parents that several children, ages 3-4, were sent to school “sometimes daily with soiled, stained or dirty clothes.”


The letter went on to say the issue is a “health and safety concern” and also mentioned the smell “makes it difficult for (the teacher) to be close to (the children).”

Parents and children were asked to sign and return the letter.

Some felt the letter was inappropriate and called for the teacher to face consequences, reported.

School district officials are handling the issue.