School Bans Orangevale Sixth Grader’s Sept. 11 Tribute T-Shirt, Calls It Dress Code Violation « CBS Sacramento
"ORANGEVALE (CBS13) — A young girl was told by her school that she couldn’t wear a T-shirt to pay tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
School leaders say they have a good reason for banning the sixth-grader’s Sept. 11 memorial T-shirt on Thursday. When her stepfather tried to get permission, school administrators say it violated their dress code."
They are hiding behind that...If you watch the original report in video with the father of the girl, you'll see a portion shot at the school of some kids over by a tree. Clearly not all the kids are wearing the school t-shirt, so I wonder if this was a case of some extreme liberal teacher that didn't like the shirt this girl was wearing, and the school to protect its teacher circled the wagons and hides behind simplistic one line statements that do little but make people mad....
Now, the districts dress code that this school administrator said "violated" the district dress code reads as such:
Each school establishes its own dress code, which is available from the school office. Pasteur, Rogers, Salk and Sylvan middle schools and Dyer-Kelly, Howe, and Skycrest elementary schools have school uniforms. Parents may contact these principals to discuss assistance with or alternatives to school uniforms. Students must conform to the general dress code policy of the school.
In general, students are expected to wear appropriate clothing which is clean, fits properly, doesn't prevent them from participating in any school activity, and is not distracting. For safety, shoes must be worn at all times. Hats may not be worn indoors. Clothing must cover the torso, and sagging pants are not permitted.
Clothing and other items worn or carried by students, including buttons and backpacks, may not: denigrate any group; promote violation of school rules; depict drugs, tobacco, alcohol, violence, unlawful use of weapons, intimidation, gang/cult affiliation, inappropriate language or graphics, or be sexually suggestive."
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So, rather than say what in this code this t-shirt violated, the weasel administrator chose to simply say that it violated the code, and that was all...
I think ultimately the parent got a hold of the local news, but really, this type of arrogance from educators when they make clear mistakes is common.