Oxford Excessive College costume code: college students create on-line petition

This is an example of what an Oxford High School students says is being flagged as a dress-code violation.

A gaggle of Oxford Excessive College college students has created at on-line petition to problem the group’s costume code coverage.

In accordance with the change.org petition, “…college students have been instructed that they can not put on: hats, hoodies, any headwear, brief shirts with midriffs uncovered, brief shorts, and tennis skirts. College students needs to be coated from shoulders to mid-thigh.”

The creators of the petition declare to be from the Class of 2024.

“That is outrageous for a lot of causes.,” the petition states. “Each scholar ought to have a proper to put on shorts, skirts, hoodies, and so on. We aren’t asking to put on the tiniest crop tops or the shortest shorts, however we simply wish to be comfy within the scorching summer time months.

“Virtually no retailer sells shorts that come to mid-thigh, and even finger tip size. We must always have the ability to have our shoulders and legs uncovered with out the worry of getting despatched house or to in-school suspension.”

As of Thursday morning, almost 1,200 folks had signed the petition.

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A group of students who posted online in protest of the Oxford High School dress code.

In an electronic mail to the Clarion Ledger, Mary Kay Booker, a ninth-grader at Oxford Excessive College mentioned she believes it’s tough to focus on schooling whereas concentrating on the costume code.

“Regardless that I have never bought costume coded but, I have seen women stroll round in the identical garments they are saying we can’t put on. However women who wore the identical garments as them bought costume coded,” Booker mentioned. “We additionally can’t put on tank tops as they present our shoulders and Oxford College District doesn’t permit that. Many college students right here suppose we’re being sexualized and suppose that the costume codes are unreasonable and silly.”

A text chain originating from a student about the Oxford High School dress code.

Oxford Superintendent Bradley Roberson mentioned the coverage is not any totally different than up to now.

“The present costume code coverage was established in Might of 2020,” Roberson mentioned in an electronic mail. “It had a slight revision in 2021 for COVID face-coverings.”

Roberson mentioned he believes any violations of the costume code are being enforced equally.

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