School dress code for parents!

School dress code for parents!

Wayne
Wayne

May 6th, 2005, 8:05 pm #1

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 ... b11c7.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 wouldn’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 wearing…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The principal now says she's willing to begin talking with parents to determine if the dress code is out of date.

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BigAl
BigAl

May 6th, 2005, 8:39 pm #2

I always remember a teacher at a school where I taught coimmenting on a pupil's mother,

"...and she never wears a bra!" as if this was a major crime.
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

May 6th, 2005, 8:52 pm #3

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 ... b11c7.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

Video

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 wouldn’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 wearing…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.
Wow, now a dress code for parents? And it looks that the new "cheerleader" law is going to pass in Texas. Seems that we are moving to be a more and more oppressed society where individual freedom and choice is subjugated by the state. It's scary and depressing!
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michaela
michaela

May 6th, 2005, 10:24 pm #4

Oppressed is a good word. It is very contagious.
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JB
JB

May 6th, 2005, 11:03 pm #5

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 ... b11c7.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

Video

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 wouldn’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 wearing…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.
If the parent was there just to pick up her daughter, I don't see what the big deal is. If she were there for a school function, then I think the same rules that apply to the students should apply to adults.
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

May 6th, 2005, 11:06 pm #6

Parents are not kids and shouldn't be treated like kids.
What's next- requiring them to get permission slips to go the restroom?
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JB
JB

May 6th, 2005, 11:08 pm #7

Perhaps then, kids should be treated more like little adults
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

May 6th, 2005, 11:25 pm #8

In some cases, but kids are NOT adults. They certainly lack the knowledge, experience and judgement to make many decisions that adults must make. This is why we don't let twelve year olds smoke, drink beer or have sex or drive cars. Adulthood brings added demands and responsibilities but also privileges!
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JB
JB

May 6th, 2005, 11:35 pm #9

Exactly, but in this case, I think parents need to set an example, such as by not wearing sweats to their child's school. I know that is not what happened here, it's just an example. If a certain type of clothing is sloppy or unacceptable for students, I think it's just as inappropriate for adults in the same situation. I am not talking about smoking or things that can result in harm to a child.
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

May 6th, 2005, 11:45 pm #10

Well I've never heard of anyone being harmed by sweatpants either. Let's face it, proper clothing is a subjective judgement- not a law of physics. Who is to say the clothing preferences of some school administrator is superior to that of a student's parents? (who- by the way- pays his salary!).
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