Dress Codes at Schools
Petition to Bryson Independent School District
Gender-based discriminatory school dress code!
My son is a pre-k student in a small Texas school district. His first day of school was Monday, 8/16/21. We love our school. Our daughter has been going since pre-k and she is now in third grade. I was in the cafeteria with my son, making sure he was comfortable before I left. I noticed the superintendent and the principal looking our way but thought nothing of it. My son went to the bathroom and the principal came up to me and told me his hair is too long. He was explaining to me how the high school boys have until Monday to cut their hair and so does my son. I was really caught off guard. He’s 4 years old and he’s very attached to his hair. I started looking through the school handbook and noticed a lot of outdated policies. The biggest one to me is the different hair policy for boys. Many other districts around us only mention hair not being in front of eyes(for both boy and girl students). Our school has a specific hair code for boys. This is a discriminatory policy. The school board needs to make a change to their policy, which doesn’t seem to have been updated in years. There are many reasons for someone to have long hair, and I don’t think the school should be able to tell someone to cut their hair. Some children have sensory issues, cultural or religious reasons, or even just love their hair and it shouldn’t have to be something for them to worry about. His “long” hair isn’t going to stop him from learning any differently. I think this needs to be changed. I have to stand up for my son and be his voice in this crazy world. With everything going on, I don’t think a little boys hair should even be an issue. I don’t want any child to have to cut their hair because the school says so. Hair should be a personal decision, and until my son says he’s ready to cut it, we’re going to fight for him. “While school districts throughout the country have removed policies that were based on antiquated sex stereotypes, many school districts in Texas still have policies that treat students differently on the basis of their gender, such as requiring different hair and dress standards for male and female students,” said Brian Klosterboer, attorney for the ACLU of Texas. “Recent court decisions, including from the U.S. Supreme Court, have found that this type of gender-based discrimination is unconstitutional. School districts need to conform to federal law and fix outdated policies that cause serious harm to students in Texas.” - https://www.aclutx.org/en/press-releases/aclu-texas-urges-school-districts-remove-discriminatory-dress-code-requirements?fbclid=IwAR0wJd2bHHxpX0TK9Dj5nDBky6_UHAoTtkMjRbramWnK5bVE28kU6TRH0ag
Petition to Salem Highschool students and other VBCPS students, Leeane Turnbull, Jennifer Knight, Amy Schuiteboer
Salem Highschool Student Dresscode
Students at Salem High school are displeased with the student dress-code that objectifies and sexualizes innocent bodies. In the building, we are supposed to feel safe, welcomed and feel like we can be able to express ourselves, but instead we are taught that if somebody is perceiving us in a sexual or inappropriate matter, then we should “cover up”. This causes us to feel uncomfortable and disrespected. We should not have to hide ourselves simply so that the objector does not have to use general respect. The messages that are being relayed to young students are not acceptable
Petition to Northwest ISD
Amend the NISD dress code
JustAddTape Protest NISD dress code is sexist and objectifies girls and young women. While school dress codes are important and are in place to keep the learning environment productive, parts of the NISD dress code target women to make them fit outdated dress code. For example bra straps are not allowed to be seen, so if a someone who wears a bra wears a tank top they will be dress coded, however if someone who does not wear a bra wears a tank top they will not be dress coded. The dress code forces women to cover up while men are allowed to wear what they want. As NISD enforces their dress code they continue to target women. As Jean rips are not allowed above “mid thigh” they have taken to correcting this by placing blue painters tape over the rips in the jeans. This is not only counter productive, as it draws more attention to the rips in the jeans, but it also embarrasses the person who is forced to wear tape for an entire school day, simply because they had a small rip in their jeans that was deemed “distracting”. Northwest ISD needs to review their dress code and make amends to make it fair for all students regardless of gender. They also need to enforce their dress code in a manner that does not make students feel uncomfortable or embarrassed at school. As time changes and different clothes become socially acceptable, the dress code should change as well.
Petition to glen rose school district, Darrell Ellis, Tim Holicer
Fixing Glen Rose’s Dress Code
As a student of Glen Rose High School I would like to start a petition. I have been at Glen Rose my entire life and have always seemed to struggle with the dress code. I’ve never worn anything with my bottom or breast out or my stomach showing nothing really worthy of dress coding on a young lady but it seems to happen all the time. My friends and I have also struggled with it and it’s starting to get worse recently. I feel as if our bodies should not be considered a distraction in ANY circumstances, for we are human beings not “distractions”. We are getting dress coded for our legs showing, and top of our chest, and the bottom of our stomach. We’re being dress coded for small holes in our jeans and the leggings we wear. Things that should be okay to wear. With the dress code we currently have it feels like I’m going to a school where the length of my shorts is more important than my education. I’m being told at the age of 14 that my shoulders, my chest, my hips, and stomach “provoke” these boys. This needs to be changed, and fast. What we are being put through is not okay, so if you are a girl or boy I really hope you’ll sign and get us the help we want and need to fix this. Thank you.
Petition to Independence School District
Change the Dress Code at Independence School District
Our school dress code is sexist. They keep saying girls clothes are distracting but what we should be saying is boys should stop being distracted by our clothes!
Change the Duplin County Schools Dress Code
It's time to reform the Duplin County Schools dress code policy. It targets women, different sexualities, and it is heavily discriminating against different racial groups. This past school year, the dress code policy has gotten stricter on students of different age groups. For example, using the Wallace Rose Hill dress code policy on their website, they use discriminating language such as bolding the statements "no visible cleavage" and "no excessively tight clothing." We need to overturn this dress code policy to make the schools a safer place where students can comfortably express themselves. As teens, expression is an important aspect when growing up.
CMS Dress Code
CMS has been stricter about the dress codes, and because of that, many kids are upset by the changes. The reason why students are upset is that students have to wear shorts that are a mid-thigh length. It is unfair because students are enforced to wear certain things like covering their shoulders, you shouldn't able to see your stomach if you lift their arms, having to cover their thighs, etc. I understand not everyone agrees with what I am trying to get across, but I think we should be able to have more freedom in what we wear. Of course, there will still need to be rules, but if we could just wear shorts ( that aren't inappropriate) I think it would be extremely appreciated by the students of CMS. - Hailey M.
End Headphone and Dress Code Discrimination At Toms River High School East
In my High School I have seen discrimination against, many students. Dealing with dress code and headphones. My Freshman year, I had a friend that was slammed down by officers which caused a concussion also was completely bruised due to wearing a Du-Rag. The dress code is picked n chose with students, along with headphones. A close friend of mine has been dress coded many times for having tights and shorts on and wearing crop tops. Recently on May 11,2022 a Student was suspended for have a headphone in after the main principal Mr. Thomas had said “alright, you are starting to piss me off” to a student. Which who they have been targeting all year long, including her clothes which she can not afford new clothing. I would like to take this to the Board Of Education however, I need the support and attention to make a case.