To allow BCPS seniors to decorate their graduation caps.
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We are petitioning the opportunity to allow BCPS high school seniors to decorate their caps for graduation. We believe that this is important to many students, as it is an ongoing debate and something that is talked about every year, when seniors receive their cap and gowns. We think it is important for students to express their creativity and to end the year they way that they would like. We understand that the Board of Education may have some concerns about language and inappropriate content on the caps, however we believe that we have a solution to the problem and a way to monitor the content applied.
We feel that to prevent the inappropriate content students must have their graduation cap decorated and finished prior to graduation ceremony practice at each school. If each school would like to participate in the decorating activity then each school will allow 5-10 volunteers to check all caps for appropriateness and anyone who fails to meet standards will lose their spot in walking the line during the graduation ceremony.
If the Board of Education is still concerned with the content that will be on the caps then we are willing to compromise with only allowing the names of the schools who choose to participate and/or graduation year.
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