Sammy Nickalls
Updated Aug 18, 2015 @ 10:10 am
dress code

Well, it’s August. That means back-to-school — and, unfortunately, the beginning of the annual school dress code battle. In the past year, we’ve seen an National Honors Society historian stripped of her title because of a spaghetti strap dress, a young girl sent home for wearing a long-sleeved shirt and black leggings, a student shamed for wearing a dress that “showed too much shoulder” at a school dance, and another student suspended for wearing a floor-length, long-sleeved dress to her dance. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, folks.

For many schools, the year hasn’t even started yet, but already, the dress code battle has begun. Four days ago, student Josephina Thompson was sent home from a school in Alabama for wearing a long, baggy sweatshirt and black leggings. And now, Kentucky mom Stacie Dunn has taken to Facebook to share the story of her daughter, who was recently sent to the principal’s office in Woodford County High School for wearing a shirt that failed to cover her collarbone. Her collarbone.

Stacie posted a picture of her daughter, Stephanie Hughes, who was wearing jeans, a tanktop, and a white cardigan (a super cute outfit, IMHO). “So this is my daughter at school today,” Stacie wrote in the caption. “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 Stacie arrived in the office, she saw a group of female students who had also been called to the office for their outfits. “[The school and principal] have been enforcing a dress code where. . . girls can not show even [their] collar bones because it may distract their male class mates [sic]. . .Parents are being called away from their important jobs and students are missing important class time because they are showing their collarbones!”