Many of the clothes that students received during the holidays may never be worn in a Lakewood City Schools classroom.
And if students do wear them, they may be sent home.
Some students who disagree with the dress code are hoping to change the policy.
The girls take particular issue with a section of the dress code that state that skirts must be slightly above the knee or longer. But they’re also not happy with the hoodie ban or the no-piercings rule.
They say that students are sent home on a daily basis to change clothes — and that takes away from learning.
This isn’t the first time the dress code issue has been brought up this school year.
Last month, a group of students launched a petition to end the district’s ban on hoodie sweatshirts. School officials said at the time there were no plans to revisit the dress code, a sentiment echoed last week by high school principal Bill Wagner.
The girls plan to explore those avenues, with a petition of their own as well as plans to lobby Lakewood School Board at an upcoming meeting to encourage another look at the policy.