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Teen Stripped of National Honor Society Position Because She Dared Wear A Sun DressâEUR"In Florida

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She even offered to wear a jacket to cover the offensive shoulders, but school officials persisted in stripping her of the honor.


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Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 2:09 pm
Let me tell you; I live in Florida and this time of year it's HOT! She appears well covered to me, and she offered to wear a jacket, so what is the issue?

This is the stupidity we are encountering in the schools now. Not only are they testing the students to death they are badgering them at every turn.

There was an angry Father on the internet not long ago when they found some clothes at school and forced his kindergarten student to wear them because she had on a sundress....she was 5 years old! He picked her up with long pants under the dress, which was long to begin with, and this long sleeve shirt over the dress so imagine how warm she became.

Anteater A (122)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 2:27 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 2:30 pm
Hard to believe when high school girls prom dresses leave little to the imagination these days.
I missed the story about the five year old. If anyone sees anything wrong with a five year old in a sundress they have the problem.
Thank you Dandelion

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 2:51 pm
Hmmm... in the United American Emirates some dress codes apparently remain medieval...

Freya H (345)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 3:32 pm
For crying out loud - this is FLORIDA, where sun dresses ought to be acceptable! What was she supposed to wear, a burka?

Animae C (509)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 4:59 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 7:41 pm
Boy you'd think you were in Morocco---just so stupid.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 9:42 pm
................ better say nothing.......

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 12:26 am
Thank you!

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (47)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 10:15 am
Happened here in Florida, that says it all. She wears a sundress and gets in trouble but every day i got to stare at men,s underwear due to those freaking saggy baggy pants. Have seen so many stripper or should i call it exotic dancer like outfit in the school by my residence that a sundress is a conservative outfit for sure.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 11:01 am
School Tells 5 Year Old Her Dress Is Not Appropriate

Ingrid A (524)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 11:08 am
Signed petition about this. Anyone want it?

Patrick Donovan (344)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 12:57 pm
I'd love to sign a petition. If you get a chance, would you post the link? Thank you much, Ingrid.

Thank you Dandelion for the article.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 1:01 pm
Yes, I vote for the girl, and yes Ingrid, I guess all in here want the petition :)

Sheila D (194)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 1:29 pm
I'm with Catrin...wonder how many of the boys are allowed to wear those disgusting low rider underwear and pants? I'd much prefer looking at this nicely dressed young lady than those a**-showing backsides!

Judy C (91)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 5:09 pm
This is preposterous! Thanks Dandelion.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 5:52 pm

Lady Suki (446)
Friday June 5, 2015, 9:03 am
O_o Outrageous. Thanks for posting Dandelion.

Ingrid A (524)
Friday June 5, 2015, 9:14 am

Gene Jacobson (288)
Friday June 5, 2015, 9:17 am
The right wing Christian Taliban is alive and well in Florida and in far too many other states as well. Hypocrites one and all. This is just abominably misogynistic. They will never learn, there dogma is more important than common sense. Of which they have none.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 5, 2015, 10:03 am
Thank you Ingrid :)
An absolute signature gegen absolute stupidity :)

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 5, 2015, 2:21 pm
Thanks Ingrid I certainly signed. Live Link below for anyone wanting to add their name.
Petition For The Teen Denied Honor Society Due To Her Clothing

Diane K (134)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 11:10 am
That is stupidity, for sure. thx

Mandi T (367)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 11:39 am
I signed the petition as well.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 11:45 am
Just outrageous. In which century do we live? Petition signed, and voted.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 1:01 pm
Yes I would sign that petition, this is ridiculous. It was a nice well covered sundress, I see nothing wrong with it.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 2:14 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
Oh, My! I have to agree with Gene's comment here. All those state legislatures wanting to pass bills against Sharia Law----do they have any idea that they're trying to impose their own "type" of Sharia Law?? It is way past time to make an issue out of this. I point it out when I can, but we need a huge movement. Localities are making mountains out of molehills on non-issues, and not tending to those which are crucially important.....

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 2:15 pm
Also signed the petition.

fahad Al fahad (140)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 3:44 pm
Did not enter my head this topic Are you sure it happened in America lol

M B (62)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 4:27 pm
this is America, no doubt - signed !

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 5:06 pm
One has to realize America has always been less open than Europe on matters like this. But even for here this is a bit overboard.

Maryann S (112)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 5:24 pm
Signed and shared!

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 7:07 pm
Thank you, Sheryl, and Ingrid!
Bunch of buffoons!

Shirley S (187)
Sunday June 7, 2015, 12:16 am
N&S the petition. The girl looks decently dressed & much more modest than certain celebrities with their boobs hanging out.

Sherri G (128)
Sunday June 7, 2015, 1:14 am
This is absurd to a new level for any school. How about schools educate and quit thinking they are Gods who can judge children. Noted TY Dandelion for sharing.

Ellen J (62)
Sunday June 7, 2015, 2:20 am
She's been reinstated in her position as historian.

BTW, there was another student stripped of her title, too, for the same reason. She has been reinstated as well.

Boland summed up the kerfuffle well by saying her shoulders were of more value than her brains; I think this is true of both girls in this case. The school district's policy did not say anything about stripping anyone of a title for a dress code infraction, either. Grumble, grumble.


Ted W (127)
Sunday June 7, 2015, 2:59 am
Noted, forwarded, signed and shared ultra-liberally! How nutty can they get? Thanks for sharing Dandelion!

Arild Warud (174)
Sunday June 7, 2015, 3:47 am
The purpose of the Dress Code is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distractions of
unsuitable dress and grooming. Students shall maintain a clean, orderly appearance at all times.
The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student rests with the parent/guardian and the student. Personal
appearance shall not disrupt the educational process. A student who is dressed appropriately is demonstrating a respect for
self and others, as well as contributing to a safe and orderly learning environment. The following establishes the minimum
acceptable standards for student dress to be interpreted and enforced by the principal or designee. Each principal has the
authority with his or her staff and community, as permitted by School Board policy, to establish additional standards at
individual schools.
For schools with a uniform policy, refer to the school’s student handbook for additional dress code
information regarding specific school standards.
1. Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school.
2. Pants shall be worn fastened and at the waist with no undergarments showing.
3. Pants with holes, tears, etc. may not be worn, if in the principal’s judgment, they may cause a disruption to the
school environment.
4. Shirts or blouses shall be appropriately fastened in accord with the design of that shirt or blouse. The length
shall extend beyond the waist level.
5. Clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner is prohibited.
6. Transparent or see-through tops, bare midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing, or tops and outfits that provide
minimum coverage or are of a suggestive nature are prohibited; halters, backless dresses or tops, tube tops, tank
tops, muscle shirts, or any clothing which may be distracting are prohibited.
7. Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury–such as chains, bracelets, rings, chokers with
or without spikes, or studs–are prohibited. Wallet chains of any length are prohibited.
8. Shoes shall be worn at all times.
9. Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or any other
illegal activity are prohibited.
10. Apparel or symbols which may be gang-related may not be displayed on a student’s person or in the student’s
11. Gang-related tattoos, or other tattoos that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment as
determined by the principal, are prohibited.
12. Adornments that, in the principal’s judgment could cause injury, be a safety risk or cause a disruption
to the school environment may not be worn. Examples of prohibited adornments include, but are not
limited to, hoops or rings attached to the nose, eyebrow, cheeks or lips.
13. The wearing on campus of hats, caps, headgear (including hoodies) or sunglasses except in conjunction with
designated school-approved uniforms or at authorized athletic practices or activities is prohibited. There may
be certain exceptions for medical conditions and physical education classes held outside. The principal will
determine these exceptions.
14. Clothing with slogans or advertising which by its controversial or obscene nature disrupts the educational
setting is prohibited.
15. Hair coloring or style that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment, as determined by
the principal, is prohibited.
16. Long, oversized jerseys are prohibited.

A bit OTT is an understatement Sheryl,petition definitly signed but I believe that the schools dresscode needs to be changed along with the Code of Conduct for students.

Connie O (45)
Sunday June 7, 2015, 9:33 am
Oh good grief. I lived in FL for many years...and it gets hot!

Darlene W (289)
Sunday June 7, 2015, 10:46 am
Already signed this one--thanks.

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Tuesday June 9, 2015, 4:53 am
How sad, she is dressed! Nothing seems to be showing that would cause embarrassment. Out dated rules, need to be addressed. Modest dress codes are fine, but this takes it too far.

Nancy C (806)
Wednesday June 10, 2015, 7:35 pm
I attended Catholic kindergarten through 10th grade. In grammar school we all knelt on the floor for skirt measurements. A few friends and I attended a dance as freshmen. Had to remove a garment as they didn't like my long, thick, knitted vest (over a white man tailored shirt) because it had fringe. Evidently, my skirt was a proper length. The heirarchy didn't like my dancing career either. I got outta there! (in more ways than one) So, I empathize with this young lady. OTT for sure.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 12, 2015, 5:15 am
More than the dress code needs to be changed, at once. A public apology should be given to both girls, and anyone else they've unjustly, publicly embarrassed. Even small scale, a little power is a dangerous thing. Gene sums it up perfectly, this is misogynistic and hypocritical. Further, it's something more than that---If the fanatical originators of the code and the present school-board, principal, etc. are overly sexually distracted by a display of shoulders, arms, legs, of teenagers and children, it is the civic duty of the parents and town citizens to unite and insist that in order to retain their current positions, they be forced to attend weekly sessions to become rehabilitated... publicize that. I signed the petition, even though the girls were reinstated.

Dandelion, thanks. Let's hope the parents and townspeople's words and actions match our reactive comments and act as a catalyst to balance the scales of justice and force the school system to recognize that this tyrannical, misogynistic behavior should not and will not be tolerated. They must adjust to 2015's society; not abuse their powers and not forget that they're hired and paid by "We The People".

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 12, 2015, 9:04 am
I agree Janice. Too much attention paid to this girls shoulders when they should of paid more attention to her high achievement. The schools have more issues to address than this and they really need to be attending to it. This over testing is over the top too, and too many children are going to school hungry and many are homeless. Too few schools have the books they need and some schools are in dire need of repair. We need to get real and this isn't doing so. As said, even a little power can go to people's heads.

Nancy I feel for you, glad I didn't attend Catholic schools, my dear Mother had the displeasure of it. Once she was out she left not only the school but the faith too. Too many times something her brother did she'd be also punished for it, simply because she was his sister. He was a rebel and pushed the boundaries and he was so delighted when he was finally thrown out and then could go to public school.....still had rules but not so uptight.

Just to let the reader know, my Uncle was simply a free bird. He had a heart of gold, and I never recall seeing my Uncle without a smile. Children would flock around him, he was fun, interesting, and gave love to children whereas other adults were too busy with other adults, he never was too busy to be there for the children. Yet he was the cook and he spent hours making the family meals for his 7 children and during the holidays he'd do the meal for the extended family.....5 sisters, 1 brother, and their children. Yet, he still managed to always take time to make each one of us nieces and nephews feel important.

What the Catholic school was trying to do was harness his energy and remove it from him....I'm glad he never gave up. Sorry for Mom who was quiet naturally, but she said it got a little better for her when he was gone, it was still hard though going to Catholic school so I'm glad she never sent me....she too broke free.

I mean no disrespect to those who may view this comment who are Catholic, perhaps you had a better time in your life with it, and as they say, to each their own.

Nancy C (806)
Monday June 22, 2015, 10:21 am
To each his own. Now let's move into 2015! ty my friend

jay way (11)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 1:07 am

Gina Caracci (219)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 7:37 pm
saw this on the news..
it was one of those moments where Im yelling at the TV WTH????????

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday January 3, 2016, 2:59 pm
Did the petitions work or do they still need signing. Looks like her position was reinstated?
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