A Woodford County High School student’s mother was called into the high school office this week, because the principal was enforcing the school dress code. Stacie Dunn said that when she arrived at her daughter’s high school, there was an entire group of female students waiting in the office, because they were told they were in violation of the dress code.
Stacie Dunn took a photo of her daughter’s outfit and posted it to Facebook. Can you guess what this high school student is wearing that is in violation of the high school dress code?
“So this is my daughter at school today. I had to come to the school because according to her school principal what she is wearing is out of dress code and inappropriate for school. When I got there I found a group of female students standing in the office due to being out of dress code also. This is ridiculous!”
Dunn’s daughter was showing her collar bone. According to Dunn, she was informed that at Woodford County High School, girls’ shirts must cover their collar bones because seeing that area of a girl’s body might be a distraction to the boys in the school. Even when Stacie gave her daughter a scarf to wear, she says the outfit was still not modest enough for the school’s strict policy.
“This is ridiculous! Parents are being called away from their important jobs and students are missing important class time because they are showing their collarbones,” Dunn said of the dress code at Woodford County High School. “Something needs to change! PLEASE SHARE MY POST! Something needs to change!”
Thousands of Facebook shares later, Dunn reported that the Kentucky school’s principal finally discussed the dress code with a group of students following Dunn’s post and that a new dress code proposal will go before the school board next week.
Earlier this summer, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported on a Woodford County High School student’s documentary that she made in film class. It focused on the school’s dress code, which the teen said was rooted in shame. Around the 15-minute mark, Principal Rob Akers stated his justification for strict high school dress codes by remembering working at a school where students could wear more of what they want.
“We had a lot of sexual harassment based on what kids were wearing. And unfortunately, it always come back to what the girls are wearing.”
On another post about a school’s strict dress code, one mom wrote, “Can we have a day where we all agree to send girls to school wearing home made burkas with ‘is this appropriate enough for you’ written on the back? Just to make a point?”
What do you think of strict high school dress codes like the one at Woodford County High School?
[Photo via Facebook]