My local news covered a story this week about a nearby public school district attempting to implement some changes to their school dress code.
The school proposes a revised dress code policy that would make jeans, cargo pants, and sweatpants off limits. Additionally, athletic shorts would be restricted to physical education classes only and no sleeveless shirts would be permitted.
The proposed dress code would mandate collared shirts or sweaters, and skirts and shorts no more than 3 inches above the knee. Only tucked in shirts with solid colors (red, black, brown, blue, or gray) would be allowed. (wtae)
In a statement on the school website: "The purpose of adopting this dress code policy is to enhance school safety, improve the learning environment, promote good behavior, reduce discipline problems, improve test scores, improve children’s self-respect and self-esteem, bridge socioeconomic differences between families, help eliminate stereotypes and produce a cost savings for families,"
The policy can be read in full on the district website.
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Would you support such a dress code revision in your school?
Is a private school type dress code appropriate in a public school setting?
Will clothing changes create a better learning environment for students?