Principal reinforces dress code rules over intercom

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Senior Paige Ruder holds the student handbook for dress code and conduct. Principal John M. Burdett reinforced the dress code rules as well as the consequences for breaking them on the announcements Wed., March 20. There will be a written statement of this sent out to parents and staff members Sun., March 24.

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After administrators said they noticed students continuing to break dress code rules, Principal Dr. John M. Burdett reinforced those rules this morning with an announcement over the intercom.

“Any student out of dress code will have to either change into Prosper Greens, go to ISS or will receive out-of-school suspension,” Burdett said. “The discipline will be in alignment with our Student Code of Conduct/Student Handbook.”

“Hoodies are allowed, but they can’t wear the hoods on them. My students had a mini heart-attack because they misunderstood and thought hoodies were not, so I called to clarify.”

— Julie Rutherford, teacher

Administrative assistant Theresa Mueller said she received two phone calls and e-mails from teachers wanting to clarify these announcements for their students.

“Hoodies are allowed, but they can’t wear the hoods on them,” history teacher Julie Rutherford said. “My students had a mini heart-attack because they misunderstood and thought hoodies were not, so I called to clarify.”

Burdett said a written statement of the announcement would be sent out Sunday, March 24, in this week’s  “Principal’s Newsletter.” However, some students said they still are confused as to what the dress code enforcement procedures will be.

“I don’t really understand what’s happening,” senior Sydney Crowe said of the morning announcement. “These rules have been in place for a while, and I understand the frustration, but the manner in which it was communicated really makes it difficult to get the message through.”

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