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Wed Jun 29, 2022, 03:02 PM

Parents Unload on Texas School District That Banned Hoodies, Dresses, and Denim

Livid parents and students in Texas have accused their school district of implementing an “asinine” dress code for the upcoming year that bans hoodies, skirts, and dresses.

Forney Independent School District held a special board meeting Monday at which members could discuss the new dress code adopted the previous week. The new code bars students above the fourth grade from wearing dresses, skirts, or skorts. All students, no matter their grade, are barred from wearing a long list of items including sleeveless shirts, T-shirts, anything with visible designs, spandex and nylon, anything made of denim, and any jackets or sweatshirts with hoods. “Extreme” hair designs are also off the table.

According to San Antonio local radio station Q101.9, district officials said the change was needed to boost the confidence of students, especially those coming from more disadvantaged financial backgrounds.

“The use of a school dress code is established to improve student self-esteem, bridge socio-economic differences among students, and promote positive behavior, thereby enhancing school safety and improving the learning environment,” the dress code reads.

However, students and parents said the district’s reasoning was BS and the code was just an archaic way to control how students socially expressed themselves.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/parents-unload-on-texas-forney-independent-school-district-for-banning-hoodies-and-dresses?ref=home

And boys can't wear kilts either!

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Reply Parents Unload on Texas School District That Banned Hoodies, Dresses, and Denim (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Jun 29 OP
leftieNanner Jun 29 #1
Jilly_in_VA Jun 29 #3
Merlot Jun 29 #2
Cracklin Charlie Jun 29 #4
Bayard Jun 29 #5
Sucha NastyWoman Jun 29 #6

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 03:26 PM

1. Let me guess here

If they show up in the khaki and white polo Proud Boys outfit, it's all good. Right?

This is beyond stupid! How is it supposed to help lower income families, when those kids don't have a huge choice in the clothes they wear?

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 03:33 PM

3. I have noticed in the past

that, of all places, Dollar General Store had solid color polo shirts and navy and khaki pants for sale around back-to-school clothes time. Cheap and pretty durable, surprisingly. I know the shirts were because I bought a couple to wear under scrub tops. I think my DIL might have bought a couple of pairs of pants for my grandson who wore uniforms at his private school.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 03:27 PM

2. Sounds like they want them all to dress the same...like in a uniform

Maybe they should just provide the orange jumpsuits now.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 03:35 PM

4. How about different colors for the different ranks of people?

So everybody knows their place.

I got an idea…eff them.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 03:49 PM

5. Asinine is right

In prehistoric times, when I was in school, they finally changed the rules so girls could wear pants when I was a freshman. And no jeans until high school.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 06:53 PM

6. For once exes parents got it right

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