Thursday, June 16, 2011

dress code

last week while talking to super teen babysitter she mentioned the new dress code for her high school.
apparently things had gotten WAY out of hand clothes wise and the administrators had BIG decicions to make regarding the way that the students and teachers were dressed.
super teen babysitter dresses modestly for a young lady her age (17)
wearing mostly tee shirts, athletic pants , jeans and hoodies. she spoke of how even she was sometimes shocked by what her class mates wore to school. skirts that could barely be classified as a butt cover much less a skirt, plunging tops that reveal not only clevage but actual breasts. camis (in my opinion a cami is underwear) with flimsy straps, pajama shorts, shorty shorts that show cheek, etc, you get the picture.
for the guys there were the quitessential muscle tee held together with only an inch or so of fabric at the bottom showing pretty much the whole chest and arm pit... hair and all. ewww
baggy shorts barely clinging to the guy's back side also made a daily appearance. as did ripped torn pants that showed too much skin.

this year the party is supposedly over.
the new dress code states
*no damaged clothing, no rips, no tears, no cuts, no "distressing"
*no skirts or shorts above the knee.
this should be interesting, i see outraged moms who cant find suitable shorts and skirts for their formerly leg baring daughters. but...i say shorts are unnecessary as the school has air conditioning and all of MY skirts hit my knee and are cute.
* no shoulder showing. guys or girls, no tanks, no muscle shirts and NO camis as shirts.
*no cleavage, at all, none, heres where the camis come into play.
*no open toed sandals.
*no pajamas.

if this is, in fact, enforced i applaud the South Western Jefferson County Schools. it should not have had to get as bad as it got for someone to say "Hmm, lets do something about this problem of our young ladies looking like street walkers".
Modesty should be taught from a young age and while not all of the girls like this dress code, they all need this as a first step toward learning to respect themselves.


Amanda Jo said...

If the school doesn't enforce uniforms, I honestly believe this is THE BEST dresscode policy I've ever heard. There's really no gray area (like that whole 'shorts are to fall one inch below your finger tips' thing) so very few things can be misinterpreted.

Love it!

Marci said...

I applaud too, I am amazed that parents let their kids even dress that way. I suppose we all aren't conservative. crazy.

Sean said...

No opened toed sandals? That means no flip flops, which would be a dealbreaker. I'm all for making sure people cover up, but their toes is a little rediculous.