Stacie Dunn was called in to the Kentucky high school a few days ago to come pick up her daughter because she had violated dress code — for not wearing a shirt that covered up her collarbone!
Srsly?! She's dressed so conservatively!
The frustrated mom then decided to to vent her outrage on Facebook. She shared a picture of her daughter (above) and wrote:
"So this is my daughter at school today. 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 I got there I found a group of female students standing in the office due to being out of dress code also. This is ridiculous! WOODFORD County High School and the principle have been enforcing a dress code where as girls can not show even there collar bones because it may distract their male class mates. This is ridiculous! Parents are being called away from their important jobs and students are missing important class time because they are showing their collarbones! Something needs to change! PLEASE SHARE MY POST! Something needs to change!"
She then posted another image (below) with a follow up message describing how her daughter was sent home for giving attitude to the principal for wearing the scarf Stacie had brought her "inappropriately":
"So steph got sent home from school for giving the principal an attitude when he told her the scarf I brought her to cover up with was still inappropriate and she needed to fix it! What did he want her to tie it like a noose around her neck!!!!"
To be fair, the dress code policy of the school does state that shirts must have crew-neck collars that don't dip below the collarbone. However, Stacie points out that this is ridiculous as the High School dress code policy is much stricter than the middle school's which makes no sense.
Scott Hawkins, superintendent of the school district has since given a statement in regards to the dress code saying:
"Our school administration has been very open with students and parents alike, that if they feel like changes need to be made, they are open to suggestions. It just needs to be measurable so that it can be consistently enforced. The whole idea behind the dress code is to make sure you have a safe learning environment and that's what we're trying to create."
We're all for a "safe learning environment," but we see absolutely nothing wrong with what Stacie's daughter is wearing and we don't really see it creating a hostile or dangerous environment at all!
Luckily, the outspoken mother has been given the chance to meet with the principal as well as come up with and propose a new dress code plan for a committee to look over and possibly approve. As of yesterday though, no real progress has been made as the site base council who was handling the issue passed it on to another committee to look over and make a decision by September 21st.
We really hope that Stacie is able to make some sort of change as this kind of ruling seems absolutely ludicrous to us!