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Blouses, Yoga Pants Among Changes To Pickett High Dress Code

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Blouses, Yoga Pants Among Changes To Pickett High Dress Code

Pickett County School Board agreed to clarifications in the high school dress code for the upcoming school year.

The changes were part of the handbooks approved for each school during Monday night’s meeting. Pickett High School Principal Mitch Buckman said the problems addressed developed last year.

Buckman said the first change involves blouse straps with at least two inches of fabric across the shoulder.

“They weren’t really what I call a spaghetti strap because they weren’t real thin, but they were still narrow,” Elder said. “So we’re saying, okay, if you want to wear a little blouse, you have to at least have two inches going across the shoulder. That’s what we want there.”

The board also eliminated the wearing of spandex or yoga pants as an outer garment. The updated policy also prohibits wearing house slippers and pajamas to school.

The Middle School dress code will be laid out differently in this year’s handbook. Teachers had asked it be laid out “you can wear this vs you cannot wear this.

Buckman said the high school handbook also attempted to stop students’ use of Homecoming Court nominations as a joke, by including new requirements.

“We had some students last year, I think as a joke, they were nominating kids that had no business being nominated for Homecoming Queens, princesses and stuff like that,” Buckman said. “So kind of take the joking out of it, we said, ‘okay, let’s just make sure that the student has to have a passage of 70 and all classes and stuff, and maybe that’ll take some of this inappropriateness out of it. Because there were students last year that were nominated that clearly they were trying to embarrass somebody.”


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