Anger reigns over dress code | pal-item.com | Palladium-Item: "The school board approved revisions to RCS' dress code by a 5-2 vote in May after school officials said they were unable to enforce a less restrictive code last school year. Why? To create a 'culture of success' that focuses students on learning instead of fashion.
The result has been a doozy for families. While the revisions allow for students to wear jeans, and hooded sweatshirts, the clothing must contain solid colors only -- unless they promote RCS or its programs. Low-cut shirts, anything not considered a crew neck, is also prohibited, along with other baggy or tight-fitting clothing.
As a result of the dress code, Richmond High School officials suspended 239 students during the first week of school. Principal Barb Bergdoll orchestrated the iron-fist approach to show students that her staff was taking the dress code seriously."
Solid colors only. Of course we all know that no school can function with kids wearing striped shirts.