school dress codes
Petition to Sanger Independent School district
Change the "grooming" code at Sanger High School
My name is Jill Buck. I am the mother of Casper, a junior at Sanger High School. My son has been attending school in Sanger since elementary school. My son prefers to wear his hair long. Year after year he has been having to cut his hair to conform to the "grooming" standards that the district has imposed. He is unable to get around this rule as they have banned ponytails, and man buns for male students specifically. I have been disheartened in the past when trying to speak to school administration about this. On one incident I went to the school and encountered a male teacher with long hair on my way in. When I questioned this, I was told that the rule does not apply to staff. The dress code specifically says that these grooming standards are in place to project a positive image for the student, school, and District. This should include staff as well. I have also witnessed the rule being unfairly enforced. When I would drop my son off I noticed many boys with hair that went against the "grooming" standard. I decided to speak to someone about it since my son was being threatened with ISS. The answer I got was those kids have been spoken too already. Now we are back to school and on day one, about the third hour into the day my son was being threatened with ISS once again. He is really excited about this school year. He says he really likes his class schedule and his teachers. He is excited to be with his friends again. As of now Monday morning he will be in ISS unless we cut his hair. I am anxious for him, because I know that this will be hard for him. He might decide to cut it, but I wanted to help him fight this.
Petition to Polk County School District
Stop Sexist Dress Code!
As a middle-school student in the Polk County School District, dress code for women is very sexist. There are no gender-specific restrictions or double standards in a good policy, it applies to everyone. Boys shouldn’t be able to wear tank tops if girls can't. Boys can't reveal their collarbones if girls can't. They tell us our shoulders are a distraction to boys and teachers while they are trying to focus, but we cannot control your urges on our body. If girls do show up in anything against dress code, teachers are to think its so distracting that they take the time to send girls up to the health office for a clothing change which takes at leave 15 minutes out of our learning time. Like boys, we should be able to wear what we want. Next year I will be in high school and dress code wont be so strict, but I do not want this dress code against my little sister when she gets of age, its sexist and gross. Women are being sexualized at very young ages based on clothing and its making bigger problems than wearing the clothes themself. Please sign this petition to stop sexist dress code in Polk County!
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 Ragsdale , Scamihorn , Howard , Hutchins , David Chastain, Banks , Davis , Wheeler , Dr. Mitchell
Petition against dress codes
Please visit my webpage www.nomoredresscodes.com for any updates, stories, and to register for upcoming protests. We have also started a gofundme page where all proceeds will help make more shirts for more students. Let get the entire district in one! Below is the solution me, and my fellow classmates, want. I do not wish to abolish the dress code altogether. However, there are many versions of the Toronto dress code in effect throughout our nation that have been successful. There is no reason it cannot be successful here in Georgia. Proposed Dress Code edit: August 28, 2021. Cobb County School District is now saying that they have revised the minimum standards dress code and that Dr. Mitchell is the decisionmaker on the provisions that we are protesting. CCSD’s dress code allows for individual schools impose further restrictions. So, for now, a school may have the minimum standards, but a school one mile away may deem its students to be inherently more distracting and those parents do not have the same freedom in decisions for their child. Yet both families are in the same district and paying the same taxes. Cobb County has essentially said that their hand are clean and this is all Dr. Mitchell’s decision. Dress codes blame the young girl wearing the clothing rather than educating the viewers that we should be allowed wear what we want in school if we feel comfortable. Staff and teachers blame the wearer for the viewers' perception and actions. Cobb County Schools and our principal have made a gender discriminating dress code for my school and it is unacceptable. Everyday, there is a teacher out in the hallway sending girls to the principal's office for holes in their jeans and many more strict clothing rules. They force all the girls to place their hands down so they can measure the “appropriateness” in front of everyone. First day of school, many girls, including me, got sent to the principal's office for our jeans. About 15 girls were coming in and out, missing our first period class. That was just from my grade. I cant imagine the other sixth and seventh graders' first day of stepping into middle school (this year's seventh graders were online in sixth grade) and being sent to the office for their legs showing. Last year, there was no dress code because of COVID and nothing happened. Boys weren't drooling over our thighs or our shoulders. And if they were, that wouldn't have been our fault!!! Now, Cobb county says that parents are best suited to decide about whether their child wears a mask, but that they are not best suited to decide what the child wears on their bodies. Sign my petition for the victims of this gender/race/class discrimination. I am not planning on changing dress code of every school and being in history books. I am just a young girl, supporting what I believe in. While the sexist nature of dress codes is readily apparent, many of you are asking how dress codes are racist. Thank you for asking that question. For information as to the disproportionate effect dress codes have on people of color, please see the following link https://kappanonline.org/pavlakis-roegman-dress-codes-gender-race-discrimination/ As for how dress are classist, please consider a student who does not have resources for clothing other than those that are hand-me-downs or donations. They have to take those clothes as they are.
Petition to George Washington Middle School
Let students wear hats and hoods in GWMS
I would like to change the rules of George Washington Middle School to allow student to wear hats and head coverings on campus during school hours. Not allowing students to wear hats and head coverings is limiting our freedom of expression and I will not stand for that. We should be able to question authority and have change.
Petition to Prince William County Public Schools
Fix The Sexist Dress Code Of Prince William County
There are so many restrictions against clothing in the school systems, not only that, but for women we can’t wear a lot of things. The dress codes are also more en-forced for people with different body types. My shoulders are distracting give me a break. My chest isn’t out on purpose, it’s just my body. I’m not showing too much leg, my legs are just longer/shorter than others. My stomach isn’t showing to much, no one cares. The fact that They’re are so many things women are degraded about by our own TEACHERS Is insane. Just because you wouldn’t wear this when you were my age doesn’t mean I can’t. Times are changing and so should the dress code. But one thing about the Men dress code that makes me mad is the fact that they can’t wear headbands? Men can have longer hair too what if they want it pushed back? Men could like wearing headbands, so why can’t they? I would like to point out that men aren’t supposed to wear tank tops either but the teachers just don’t care. Not only have I seen multiple men walk around school and campus with a tank top on, I’ve seen them wearing the ones that go very low on the sides. So for a women to wear a tank top or even a SHIRT and show a small amount of their chest they’re shamed by ADULTS. As a girl with a bigger chest it is very hard to find clothes that are “in style” that don’t show at least a small amount of chest. If a girl wears a tank top and shorts on a hot day she’s told that it’s “too revealing” but we seen guys walk around in see through jerseys all the time. Why is it so hard for a teacher to understand that OUR bodies don’t affect them. I’ve been told that male teachers don’t like dress coded because the female would say “It was weird for you to look there in the first place.” BECAUSE THEY ARE RIGHT! If you don’t want me to act out against the dress code then change it, because i’m not changing the way I feel comfortable for you. Also can we talk about how I’ve also had males sign this petition, they boys aren’t distracted, so stop using that excuse.
Petition to females, dress code, Sexist , OCPS
Sexist School Dress Codes
Schools in OCPS county Florida have made many sexist dress codes, the schools dress code targets females. Many schools claim it's to keep the girls safe but it's not, if they need to keep females safe then they would talk to the males and tell them to not look at the females instead of telling the girls to cover up. As a female who's been dress coded for wearing leggings I can say that this is not fair and shouldn't continue. Many of my friends have been dress coded for wearing normal things like ripped jeans bellow the knees, tight shirts, and even things like a shirt that says "she/her", boys however wear pants exposing there undergarments even though it says in the dress code that revealing undergarments are not allowed, but if a female has their undergarments showing they will first be shamed then get dress coded. Boys I know some of you guys have been dress coded too so please vote her to make both males and females have the same rights. Boys who have not been dress coded, I know you see how unfairly females are getting treated with dress code so vote here to fix the dress code rules for OCPS. Fellow females please you know how it feels and I need to help fix this even a vote is better than nothing. Take action now and help prevent OCPS dress code from being sexist and let's gain our rights back! Share this as much as you can and let's get our rights back today!
Petition to Students , Teachers, People of Palm Beach County, Parents, family, anyone
Change Palm Beach County's School dress code
I am starting a petition to change the sexist school dress code in palm beach county. I am hoping that the great people of Florida will help me by signing it the link is below The last update made to our dress code was in 2013. The obviously outdated dresscode, with offenses like "sexually suggestive" clothing includes midriff (stomachs), muscle tops (tank tops), low cut tops, etc. Especially in Florida, where weather is especially hot, we should not have to cover up just because the school says so.We demand midriff, muscle tops, backless tops, and low cut tops to be allowed. Stop sexualizing the students for what they wear. I am Lauren Belt I recently had scoliosis surgery in May. I can't wear t shirts due to the complications I had while recovering, making my scar very hypersensitive, also due to the same reason I can't open doors without help. Recently I was at school and I went up to a teacher and asked if she could open the door for me and I got yelled at because my shirt was out of dress code, even though I had told her many times I had the doctors note in my bag. Then it went to the rips in my jeans, I guess according to the school they were ripped up to high. So I had to wait in the office for an hour so my mom could bring me different jeans and talk to the vice principal. I missed my first hour class (which is one of my favorites) because of the rips in my jeans. Now does that seem fair to you? This generation of dress codes incriminates progressing clothing items like, sleeveless and backless shirts, different necklines, shorts, and fit types. We have the right to wear these types of clothing and I have started this petition to do just that.