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Employees feel that they should be allowed to wear shorts, pedal pushers, or capri's to work, especially during the summer months.
Most employees have to walk in the heat of the summer and long pants make this very uncomfortable. With temperatures reaching 100 degrees, this can also be unhealthy.
We would like management to consider changing the current dress code to allow shorts.
In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet.
Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.
TOMS business plan is simple; one for one. For every pair of shoes purchased, a pair is given away to a child in need. The shoes are delivered during "Shoe Drops" where TOMS employees and volunteers personally deliver TOMS shoes to villages in third world countries. During September 2010, while in Argentina, TOMS gave away the 1,000,000th pair of shoes!!!
Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:
•A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.
•Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.
•Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.
Podoconiosis: a debilitating and disfiguring disease. Also known as "Mossy Foot", podoconiosis is a form of elephantiasis that affects the lymphatic system of the lower legs. It is a soil-trasmitted disease caused by walking in silica-rich soil. This causes one's feet to swell along with many other health implications. The company's goal is not only to give shoes, but also to educate others on the importance of wearing shoes.
3. Stop Sagging
Students both female and male should not have to see another students underwear above the belt. Your underwear were made to wear under your clothes. Not to been seen in a blatantly manner.
You can have swag without flashing the whole student body. This was not created to stop students from having a sense of fashion/style, swagger, having fun , or the freedom to dress however they want. Many say they sag for "Comfort." If you want comfort buy jeans that are comfortable that aren't on your knees.
Students should respect themselves and others. Help stop sagging in our school!
We have been selectively turned away from this establishment for being in violation of a subjective and ambiguous "dresscode' enforced by rude door staff.
All of us at this school are young adults who still have Constitutional rights, regardless of our age. We do understand that school is a housing for education; however, many students are responsible young adults who feel that they are being stripped of their rights.
For example, the school dress code is extremely ridiculous in what we cannot wear. We do agree with certain articles of clothing that should not be worn but others are too extreme to ban. Also we should be allowed more privileges, seeing as we are all young adults.
Piercings : Why can't we have them in school
1. They are NOT bothering people;
2. They sometimes help Confidence in students;
3. There isn't anything wrong with them;
4. There really isn't a Reason why we can't have them.
Why do are parents let us have piercings but the school decides we can't have them, that we have to take them out or sometimes we get suspended for having them.
ANCSS has a skirt dress code currently in place that is totally an acceptable length, nevertheless the Principle, Vice Principle, Girls School Administration and Faculty have imposed a new LONGER skirt length requirement to extend below the knee beginning the 2010/2011 school year. History shows that there are, and always will be dress code violators. Therefore, the school should deal with them individually.
The majority of the female students conform and should NOT be forced to wear this matronly, oppressive clothing. Any school should be equipped to effectively handle violators without punishing the masses. It's an unnecessary and unacceptable dress code change. They are so long that the uniform company doesn't even make the skirts in the required dimensions!
In 1987 Cherry Hill Elementary in Baltimore, Maryland adopted the first mandatory uniform policy. Since then five big population states have also adopted the policy. Many people believe that uniforms have no effect on schools except to spend money that many people don't have. However, studies show that crime rate drops almost 91% in schools with uniforms.
School suspensions dropped by 90%, sex offences were reduced 96% and incidents of vandalism went down 69%. This doesn't include the decrease in violence and theft, peer pressure, and gang relations, and the increase in school test and work grades, leading to the success of children in college and the work place.
Uniforms would lead to a safer educational facility and better learning environment.
We are a public school yet we want a uniform, and we don't want it for upper classmen, we want it for PreK - 6th grade, Now that does not make sense.
Why didn't the parents and the people of Burlington City get to vote on it just like any thing else. Its our kids and i vote no to the Uniform dress code and if you are against it as well sign my petition.
The proposed standardized dress code, aka school uniforms, for Henderson Independent School District is intrusive, violates parental rights (which are God given), violates the 1st Amendment to the Constitution and is anti-American.
At the March 1 public meeting, a proponent for school uniforms stated that children will have to wear uniforms when they grow up and get a job. There are at least two different points to consider in regards to this issue: 1. School staff does not wear uniforms, they wear casual, everyday clothes so this is contradictory in itself, and 2. When you get a job, the employer PAYS you a paycheck and so the employer does have the right to dictate what you wear. In the case of the public school system, the taxpayers fund the school, not the other way around.
Some parents like the uniform policy because it makes it easier to get ready for school in the morning. Think about this for a moment. Think of what you are giving away, a right and a freedom, for the sake of ease. Lay out your child’s clothes the night before, or at least have them consider what they will be wearing the next day, and it will help to eliminate some of the commotion of getting ready for school. We should be diligent in preserving our freedom, not relinquishing it to make things easier.
Still other parents like the idea of school uniforms because their child may be picked on for the clothes they wear to school. We should teach our children to be compassionate and never ridicule someone for the clothing they wear. When a child is ridiculed repeatedly for clothing, it's not the clothing that is the problem! It's called bullying and should be reported to a teacher or the principal. Bullying can be mental/emotional as well as physical. We try to hold our children accountable with other aspects of life, so start holding them accountable for ridicule and rudeness also. Taking away everyone's freedom for the actions of a few is unfair and only puts a band-aid on the real problem. A bully is still a bully no matter what everyone is wearing.
A group of parents in Louisiana called Citizens for Parental Rights believes it is the right of a parent to teach their children how to dress and have stated “Parents must be presumed to act in the best interest of their children.” They also quote the Supreme Court ruling: (a) The Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause has a substantive component that “provides heightened protection against government interference with certain fundamental rights and liberty interests,” (Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U.S. 702, 720), "including parents’ fundamental right to make decisions concerning the care, custody, and control of their children," (Stanley v. Illinois, 405 U.S. 645, 651). It’s also a violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution that guarantees freedom of speech/expression.
The proposed dress code is not a solution to the minor problems of the school system. It is an assault on the beliefs and values that we as Americans stand for. It teaches our children to not be tolerant of others, but to ban together and impose your will upon others. It teaches that instead of dealing with minor problems themselves, to cry foul and let someone else take care of it. It teaches that authority is allowed to abuse their power and violate the most sacred law of our land – the Constitution. It teaches that it’s not acceptable to be yourself, but that you must look like everyone else. It removes individuality and replaces it with herd mentality. It stifles creativity. It belittles thousands of lives lost in our 236 year struggle for freedom in the world.
There have been multiple national studies into the outcome of implementing school uniform policies. Most independent studies find negative effects of school uniforms. Do not rely on studies done by a school district. They are biased.
Think about all aspects of the code before you go along with others that have tried to make it sound like the answer. It is not the answer. HISD needs to enforce the code they have in place.
Thank you for taking time to read this and think about this very important issue. If you agree with the following petition, please sign it. A copy will be sent to the school board. The vote is scheduled to take place at the school board meeting in April.
On a Wednesday morning on August 5th, 2009, numerous students of Henderson County High School were sent home or otherwise disciplined for violations of the dress code, including but not limited to: Piercings, tattoos, and torn clothing. The reasoning behind this code, as stated by the staff of said school, is because such things are a distraction to classmates. This is, quite simply, untrue. All of these things are commonplace in this day and age, therefore lacking any significant ability to distract peers.
What is incredibly distracting, however, are arms wrapped in duct tape to cover tattoos, pants with shiny silver duct tape patchjobs to cover the slightest of tears and adhesive bandages covering eyebrows, lips, and other piercings. Far more distracting, and in opposition to the educational purpose of the school, is having to sit in an office for hours on end - missing classtime in the process - over something so trivial as a torn pair of pants rendering one's kneecap visible.
For the past four years, such things as piercings and tattoos have been allowed. The same applies to torn clothing (granted, within limits) and colored hair. For four years, these things provided no significant distraction. It is a far more potent distraction to have the students all wrapped in tape and bandages - and it certainly doesn't help them focus on academic work if they're all riled up over the dress code rules.
Taking into consideration the counterproductive nature of the current dress code, as outlined in the preamble of this petition, I move that the school board review these rules of dress as quickly as possible and REMOVE them. The distractions of the school's so-called "disciplinary procedures" are far greater than the distraction of a couple of rings in one's lip - a sight which is all too common to students these days, thus bringing its alleged status as a "distraction" into serious question. Henderson County High School is a public school - not a private school - and therefore should not have such strict guidelines. The sole role, in practice if not in theory, of this code is angering students and parents alike, keeping students out of class to deal with petty "disciplinary" issues, and rendering the HCHS building void of any and all physical signs of individuality and free expression.
Such trivial obsession over the students' physical appearance distracts from their education. Pulling students out of important classes for hours at a time does nothing to prepare them for the real world nor does it allow them to complete any work. If you check the planners students are required to carry, there are two to five lines - possibly one full page, tops - discussing the school's standards and goals for education. The remaining ten or twenty pages related to school conduct are devoted mostly to discipline - at least three pages of which is in regard to the dress code. A school is supposed to be an educational establishment, not a conformity-obsessed discipline center.
The staff and school board - along with whoever else aided in the formation of these new rules - clearly have their priorities out of order. As many members of the HCHS staff have pointed out themselves, there will be plenty of time to take part in a uniformed work-collective during one's career, so why eliminate what individuality is available during school years?
A women is on trial in the Sudan for wearing pants, and faces public whipping for her "crime".
She faces 40 lashes for "indecent dressing". This is something we can do, help her and all women.
(F.U.S.D) Fresno Unified School District has been around forever. And along with it rules. Rules such as F.U.S.D dress code. These rules effect all F.U.S.D student every day. Some times in positive ways, such as the dress code that prohibits any obscene or gang related symbols or color, and also any other rules crude clothing such as extremely skimpy clothing.
But on the other hand the section of dress code that prohibits UNNATURAL HAIR COLOR, PIERCINGS, SKULLS, GOTHIC MAKE-UP, and ALL BLACK CLOTHING. Is just completely in 2009 unreasonable, outdated, unfair, and, discriminating. Like if you have this now commonly found style in which all of these rules are are categorized in. Such as goth, rocker, punk, emo, metal or what ever you want to call it than your automatically are trouble maker or a treat to school environment. And that's WRONG!
We should be allowed the freedom to express ourselves!
According to my mother, the dress code is being put in place to prepare us for being adults. The "real world".
We're kids. we spend 1/3 of our lifetime being a (legal) child. DRESSING how we want is a large part of that. Our social status is /can/ be highly affected by what we wear ( which is where I see they'd want everyone to be the same ), and you can tell alot about a person by what they wear. What can you tell about someone who looks exactly like everyone else? NOTHING.
Besides, what about elementary children? Is our youth so mentally handicapped and swayed by tabloid/celebrity propaganda that we're immediately written off as unable to prepare ourselves for the "real world"? Generations before us did just fine, didn't they? Just because our youth of today is lazier, fatter, etc, doesn't mean we're stupid. We don't need a dress code to prepare us for anything. The dress code before was fine, just not enforced. Teachers are there to TEACH, not to be fashion police. Take kids who don't follow the dress code, and the kids that are the reason FOR the dress code changes and put them SOMEWHERE ELSE.
We're constantly being told something along these lines;
"Tell your peers to dress appropriately! Encourage them do be in dress code!"
That kinda stuff.
You get the idea.
But what makes you THINK they'll listen to us anymore than they'll listen to YOU?
Just because we're they're age doesn't mean they'll listen to us.
And it's a very ignorant assumption. I mean, you watch the news, don't you? You SEE the types of things that our PEERS do to each other.
We have no more control over our classmates than you do, so STOP PUNISHING the REST OF US.
I have another point.
What about the entire, "Look good, feel good" philosophy?
That, for the most part, is an entirely true statement.
The better we FEEL we look, the more likely we'll be able to concentrate. We'll feel better about ourselves. It improves self-esteem and whatnot as well. You don't need expensive clothing to feel good about yourself ( for the kids who cannot afford expensive clothing ). So, what's going to happen when kids are FORCED to wear something they HATE everyday? I bet it'll lower self-esteem, and I don't care WHAT people say, it's not going to stop bullying. People will STILL PICK ON EACH OTHER. It happens in the "real world" among people's jobs and on the streets. It even happens in the animal world, though to more extremes.
GANGS WILL FIND WAYS TO MAKE THEMSELVES DISTINGUISHED. NO MATTER WHAT. TAKING AWAY HOODIES AND RESTRICTING OUR COLOR CHOICE WILL NOT DO ANYTHING.
Take something away, it's likely it will be fought for.
We may be minors, but we're not incapable of sentient thought.
It's not even proven that school uniforms stop violence.
In my opinion, kids would probably do alot better in school were they not FORCED to go. I mean, come on.. People HATE being told what to do. Like the Republican that wanted ever girl going into 6th grade ( or something ) to get a shot for cervical cancer to PROTECT THEM. Parents threw a huge fit about this, didn't they? Even it would PROTECT THEIR CHILD, they didn't like being told that their daughter HAD to have one. But they also put some kid of ridiculous justification behind it.
"It's giving them the "OK" to have sex!!"
which wasn't what it was for AT ALL.
But, in their defense, it's a good thing it didn't become mandatory because some girls have had serious reactions to it... -BESIDE the point-
But another thing that peeves me is that.
There is ONE MAJOR difference between going to SCHOOL and having a JOB.
And that is:
You MAKE THE CHOICE to be at one.
We don't have a choice. We are required, by law, to go to school.
MEANING by CHOOSING to be at a certain JOB you are also CHOOSING to ACCEPT whatever BAGGAGE the job make COME WITH. The same with private schools and uniforms. You CHOOSE to be there ( or your parents choose for you. It's still a choice. ).
They don't give us the CHOICE because they think
"Oh, they're KIDS they don't know how to take care of themselves they can't make the correct choice."
HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?
Part of life is MAKING THE WRONG CHOICE
and LEARNING FROM
HOW ARE WE GOING TO "LEARN" IF YOU DON'T LET US SCREW UP IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Isn't LEARNING your JOB to help us DO?
The last time I check, we lived in America.
You know, the place everybody hates BECAUSE of our valued individualism?
So... what are you trying to prove?
Most of the students here at Alchesay High School are against the dress code. Most agree that we should have the right to express ourselves.
After a fall out with Dunbar Middle School over placing my daughter in ISS for a dress code violation (which turned out to be a mistake by the teacher- not my daughter) I sent out a mass email to our community complaining about the dress code.
The response from the community was overwhelming. Stories of how hundreds of our children had been pulled away from their lessons to sit alone and not be educated because of their choice of clothing. There were multiple stories of High School Students dropping out of school because of the dress code.
These children should be allowed to learn in school. We as a community want the school uniforms to be stopped. Not only is it causing such problems for countless families, it is violating our childrens creativity.
I believe that our children should be allowed to express themselves through their "own style" as long as it is not offensive or distracting to others.
I am starting this petition to change the current dress code policy. I would like the policy of requiring nylons to be removed. The policy's I'm referring to are:
1. Nylons must be worn with skirts, dresses and skorts unless the garment extends to below mid-calf.
2. Socks or nylons must be worn with pants at all times (including casual days).
3. Capri pants are acceptable when worn with nylons.
Peppers Beef and Seafood has a very comfortable atmosphere. Our customers come here for the great food, friendly service and over-all enjoyment.
By asking many of our regular customers how they feel about the uniform change, some have no opinion.
However, most have stated that having such a professional look for the employees will bring the comfortable atmosphere that most come here for.
I don't agree with administrators stripping away students individuality i think that we should be able to dress and dye our hair any way that we want to.
We should also be allowed to have any length of hair we want as well. We are a generation that likes to express our selves in the way we dress and the way fix our hair and accessories in mesquite independent school district we have standardized dress were we can only were solid polos and khaki pants it isn't fair and we cant have our hair in our eyes and it cannot touch your collar or they will cut your hair for you this isn't fair for men at our high schools and junior high schools we should be free as students to have any type of hair and clothes we want. Unless they are offensive.
If you agree sign because this is an important issue in our schools please help us by getting involved.
BE AN ACTIVIST AND BE APART OF MAKING SOMEONES SCHOOL EXPERIENCE THAT MUCH LESS STRESSFUL!!!!
This petition is to suggest a change in the current dress code policy for Tolland Public Schools. Specifically items g, h, and i of Policy 5100. Read this policy in it's entirety at: http://www.tolland.k12.ct.us/boe/policies/Policy_5100-student_dress.pdf
The current dress code only speaks of what is not allowed, and is difficult to enforce.
There has been a lot of supportive talk about having a defined dress code in Tolland, this petition is to let the Tolland Board of Education know exactly how much support there is one way or the other.
Please only sign the petition if you reside in Tolland, Connecticut, and have a child currently enrolled in Tolland Public Schools. Please also feel free to sign if you are a teacher in Tolland, and live in Tolland. (Even if you do not have children currently enrolled in the schools).
Please only sign the petition once.
The dress code in Queen Ann's County High School states that we can not wear racial or drug related attire. So I recommended that our school allow the students to wear there hats during school hours.
We have One day a semester we are allowed to wear our hats(hat day) but what is the difference if we could wear them everyday. As long as they are appropiate for our school dress code.
We the student government do not understand why we need a dress code.
Having us wear clothing that doesn't make us feel comfortable doesnt make us happy.
We would like to wear our own outfits to school to help us feel better about ourselves and lets us express our mood and/or personalities. Our clothing is what makes us unique.
As a parent of a Brooke County student and as an adult I am appalled at the Dress Code Policy that has is being upheld in our schools. Our children have the right to convey their individuality in speech as well as in their attire.
We as adults are more than capable of deciding what is & what is not appropriate for our children. It has been stated that any clothing that is considered unsafe, distracting, a health hazard, offensive or degrading or represent gang symbols will not be permitted.
I was not aware of any gang related issues in Brooke County and I am sure that my child’s hoop earrings are not a health hazard. Many people (which includes students) express their attitudes, in part, by their clothing. Is not "change in clothing" a warning sign for more problems? If so, how is preventing this warning a safety advantage? Is this not a lesson to our children that anybody who dresses differently than they do is a “bad person” or “doesn’t belong” and should be avoided.
There may be problems achieving the "proper work attitude" in classes these days, but mandating certain clothing seems like an ineffective indirect fix. If the faculty or school officials are not able to teach our children because they have on a tank top then our problem lies much deeper than “clothing.” I believe this is simply an attempt to mold children to the white middle class ideal.
If the local government is doing something that the state government doesn't allow, or is in violation of the Constitution, isn't it our DUTY as citizens to oppose it? Or is that just something we teach the students in government class, but don't really expect them to believe?
Finally, as the Supreme Court stressed in Tinker, school officials can regulate or ban expressive conduct by students only if their forecast of disruption rests on substantive facts, not on mere speculative fear of disruption.
Fort Worth ISD has gone too far with this new dress code they decided needed to be enforced.
Now we are not allowed to wear t shirts to school.
We already had a dress code and all they had to do was enforce it. Not make a new one.
April 21, 2006
This petition is being written for all employees of the Columbus Operations Center.
We have a right to be heard and speak out against the dress code decisions made.
January 24, 2006
This petition implores the school board members of the Shelby County School System to take a closer look at their current dress code policy, to examine its subjectivity and unreasonable punishments.
This petition was put together to hopefully change the dress code of Early ISD to insure comfort and individuality of students. When the students are comfortable in school they tend to do better and feel better.
With the current dress code, many students of Early are getting punished for absurd reasons. Specifics in the dress code are: Length of boys hair (if girls hair can be as long as they want why not guys?). Backpacks not being allowed (punishment for wearing "messenger bags" to transport books from class to class). Extreme hairstyles (live a little - punishment for not having 'Extreme' hairstyles but being told you do).
The Overlake School in Redmond has recently strictly enforced a dress code that has been getting girls and boys in trouble. The administors of the dress code have said the the "peek-a-boo pop tart" look, or the showing of the bellybutton, has gone out of style. However they are wrong! Numerous parents have complained of this scandilous attire because it is 'out of season'. So we ask them, what do they do when it is IN season. It is unjust, their argument has no backbone and we need to prove it to them.
Girls and guys should be able to wear whatever they want as long as it does not violate certain religous beliefs.
Short skirts and low cut tops are exactly what can make a young man's day. However, these young males are not the only benefacoties. With this new dress code in force, girls are unable to wear half of their wardrobe at home! All of that money wasted because of some stupid dress code! With the abolishment of the dress code, the students of The Overlake School will be much happier and may enjoy goin to school.
Society today is weakened by the lack of gender roles. We must start teaching our children these roles. We must show girls that a woman's main role is keeper at home--a homemaker, and the man is the breadwinner.
I am calling for three things:
1. Universal Home Economics class--as a required course for high school and middle school for girls.
2. More strict dress codes at school--Thighs must be covered, and girls must wear skirts or dresses.
3. Gender-segregated physical education classes--to preserve the modesty of our children.
These things need to happen. We must create a strong future for America. We must reinstate these gender roles to make sure America does not continue to fail.