Student petitions School District to revoke dress code rule

August 1, 2017

Hannah Grace Smith, a West Florida High School student, believes the Escambia County School District’s dress code that is “incredibly sexist and unnecessary, and I believe that it should be revoked.”

Her petition on has gotten nearly 1,000 signatures.Smith started it five days ago.

Smith objects to the dress code rule: “Clothing that exposes the entire shoulder, tube tops, spaghetti straps, or similar type of clothing may only be worn with a blouse or shirt”.

“During my time in Escambia County schools, I have found that this rule in itself creates the distraction, not the women’s shoulders,” wrote Smith. “If administration didn’t shout “Shoulders are a Distraction” from the rooftops of our schools, many wouldn’t even view them as a distraction.”

Check out the petition.

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  • Reply ggh August 2, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Hey GNAGZ,
    How about you get involved in our schools? Currently we are at the bottom. Maybe, just maybe you could “learn them”.

  • Reply perdidochas August 1, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I only saw one error in the petition. (“in Escambia County school’s” should have been schools). It was hardly rife with spelling and grammar errors.

  • Reply GNagz August 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I’m behind her cause 100%, but the real distraction is not exposed shoulders, it’s an exposed lack of proper education. Her petition is rife with spelling and grammar errors.

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