Why is it that the dress code targets girls more than guys? I don’t think my shoulders will stop them from getting an education.

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No where in the dress code does it say that you can’t show your shoulders. Here is how the dress code is defined in the code of conduct:

For the purpose of this Code, appropriate dress for students is defined as and includes the following:

  • Student’s dress, grooming and appearance, jewelry and accoutrements (such as spiked belts, spiked bracelets, spiked choker collars, or long hanging chains), makeup and nails shall be safe and appropriate and shall not disrupt, distract or interfere with the educational process or participation in a school activity/function.
  • Students shall wear clothing and footwear that is safe and appropriate for school and school related activities. For Physical Education classes, students need to dress in appropriate athletic attire. Sneakers are required for physical education class. Footwear (such a heelies) that pose a safety hazard will not be allowed.
  • In order to promote and foster a culturally proficient school environment preserving respect, dignity, and civility, students shall not wear or display racially or ethnically provocative or divisive symbols or items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, while at school, on school grounds, or participating in school-related activities.
  • Students will wear appropriate protective gear where required for instructional activities in certain classes (e.g. Family and Consumer Science, Technology, Science, and Physical Education).
  • Students will wear appropriate swimwear when in the Aquatic Center. Girls are required to wear one piece suits and may wear a white/light colored t-shirt over the suit. Boys may also wear a white light-colored t-shirt, swim trunks and may not wear cut offs or shorts made of denim or other materials.
  • Students, at the discretion of the building administration, may be allowed to wear head wear in school. Head wear for medical or religious purposes is permitted, as long as appropriate documentation or notification is provided.
  • Students, at the discretion of the building administration, may wear outside coats inside school buildings during the school day.
  • Students will ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing. All clothing shall be fastened appropriately.
  • Students shall not wear garments that are revealing or see-through (including those that expose one’s midriff or otherwise potentially expose private parts of the body, such as tube tops and halters).
  • For school events (for instance, dances) and athletic practices and contests, appropriate attire must be worn.
  • Students’ dress shall not include or depict items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Students’ dress/accessories shall not promote and/or endorse sexual activity of any kind, the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs and/or encourage illegal or gang-related activities, including violence, depictions of guns, knives, and other weapons.
  • Transgender and/or gender nonconforming students may dress in accordance with the gender identity or gender expression they exclusively and consistently assert at school, within the constraints of any dress code contained in the Code of Conduct and will be enforced in like manner.

 

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