New Dress Code For Superior School District Advances
Here's one that's sure to get people talking: The Superior School District is revisiting the dress code that's been in place for the last 20 years and some of the proposals might raise some eyebrows for some.
In the proposal that had its first reading to the Superior School Board - gone would be sex-centric language that isn't gender-neutral; in would be strapless tops, hoods, hats, and pajamas.
The impetus behind the move was the removal of gender-specific language. According to news sources:
“Everybody counted the number of bullets in the policy that applied only to females,” said Tracy Siers, a district parent who recently retired from 30 years in the U.S. Army. “It was staggering.” In the 2019-20 Superior High School handbook, for example, half of the 10 bullet points in the dress code target solely female attire. “It’s an outdated dress code that was heavily weighted on shaming girls,” Board Vice President Christina Kintop said. “The way we express ourselves doesn’t hinder how we learn.” The old policy language seemed archaic and unfair, Siers said. “I think the policy that is up for approval, I think it’s a great step in the right direction."
The next step for the change will be a second reading at the January 6 meeting - followed by a vote.