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School dress code for parents!

May 6 2005 at 4:05 PM
Wayne  (no login)

 
Something from the local news that I thought was way out of line. Has anyone else heard of a school applying its dress code to parents?

http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_050505WAdresscodeJK.2470b11c7.html

Article from KING TV web site copied below:


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Marysville Mom in hot water over school dress code

07:29 PM PDT on Thursday, May 5, 2005

By JANE McCARTHY / KING 5 News

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Jane McCarthy reports

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A Marysville, Wash. mom found herself in trouble with the local elementary school principal recently when she arrived to pick up her daughter.

Jessica Allen was wearing a white tank top with spaghetti straps and a partially open back when she arrived at Pinewood Elementary in Marysville, Wash.

Trouble is, the top violates the school's dress code for students and parents.

"I was just walking in the door and she stopped me and said I needed to go home an change my clothes," Allen said.

"I told her 'I'm not one of your students. I'm an adult and I think I'm dressed appropriately'." Allen said.

School officials said the dress code was created several years ago with input form parents and it was written to include parents.

"Parents who come on campus are models for kids an that's what we would expect, so that there aren't any distractions in the learning environment, " said Assistant School Superintendent Gail Miller.

Miller said it wouldnÂ’t matter as much if Allen had been waiting outside, but everything changed when she entered the building and headed for the office.

"It was a concern and some other parents had mentioned it to the principal as well," Miller said.

Parents asked about the policy Thursday had mixed opinions.

"We're grown adults and we have the right to wear what we want," said parent Shannon Knight.

But the line has to be drawn somewhere, concede some parents.

"I don't think it should be an issue what we're wearingÂ…unless it's showing too much," said parent Gin Gogal.

Marysville, Wash. mom Jessice Allen was told to go home and change when she arrived at the Pinewood Elementary to pick up her daughter. The school's dress code prohibits both students and parents from wearing haltertops in the school.

The principal now says she's willing to begin talking with parents to determine if the dress code is out of date.


 
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