Forney, Texas – Parents of students part of the Forney ISD are outraged following the latest Forney ISD decision to change the school district’s dress code for students, a decision that will be enforced form the start of the next school year.
Even though the dress code topic was not on Monday’s Forney ISD agenda, officials with the school district decided to change the dress code policy for students. With the most recent and more strict dress code policy change, hoodies for all students and dresses and skirts for girls in the fifth grade and up will be banned.
This decision, understandably, left parents and students outraged. Following the Monday’s policy change, a petition against the decision, launched by a student, gained thousands of signatures.
Although the dress code policy was not on Monday’s agenda, officials with the school district said they informed the parents and the students of the policy change last week. According to the school district, self-esteem improvement, promoting positive behavior and enhancing safety are part of the things the school district aims to achieve with the dress code policy change.
However, parents opposed the idea.
“This is not the problem in our schools,” said parent Chad Huffines while holding up a hoodie. “A skirt on my daughter is not a problem in our schools.” “Taking away skirts from my daughter is not going to improve her self-esteem,” said parent Erica Price.
As of writing of this article, the school district didn’t comment the decision.