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Change the school policy on shirtsleeves. Three fingers is a good starting point. There is wiggle room for more changes, as always.

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Today I was sitting in the lunchroom with my friends, chatting and eating a pb & j. We all had an SOL after the lunch ended, so we were quizing each other on our corresponding subjects. The aura around us was positive and energetic, until the incident happened. Now, I am not one to break the rules. I am the 9th grade class president, I am on A/B honor roll, and I have never been sent to the pricipal, let alone been reprimanded or yelled at, until today. I was wearing a collared/buttoned dress, that showed no cleavage and was at my knees. An assistant principal walked over and said to me, "Where are your sleeves?" I was very caught off gaurd because when I got dressed in the morning it had never ocurred to me that my shoulders could be a distraction. I felt very awkward and slightly intimidated because how could my shoulders be a bad thing? No one else said anything about my shoulders earlier in the day. I proceeded to put on a jacket and continue lunch. When lunch ended I went to my SOL testing room, but I could not focus. All I could think about was why I would be reprimanded for wearing a comfortable dress that showed no cleavage to school. I have talked to many of my friends that have been told to put on jackets when their shirts are not see through and don't show cleavage and they all agree that it is absurd. Several students a day are sent to TOP (time out program) because their shoulders are showing. This is absolutely ridiculous. The students are sent to TOP where they do not learn instead of being in class. Now, in my opinion, shoulders are not sexual, arousing, or distracting to students. Students SHOULD NOT be sent out of class or be forced to put on a jacket because their shoulders are showing. We need to come together and change this policy.


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