Florida school may target parents with new twist on school dress codes

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  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    April 25, 2014 9:28 a.m.

    its organization that counts - parents who rise early to meet the day, have time to first dress themselves - and then see that their children are dressed, fed breakfast, and ready for school . One who was once a mom of school aged kids, my thoughts in being properly dressed was that if a car mishap or fender bender was to occur - at least I would not be dressed in robe, pajamas and curlers. Not to mentions setting a good example for ones children.

  • GANANA Athens, GA
    April 25, 2014 7:50 a.m.

    I totally support school dress codes. I have seen it work well in the schools in my area. But this is a little too much. I remember my mom dropping me off in curlers and I sometimes was still in jams when dropping my kids off. Come on! Give the parents credit for actually walking or driving their kids instead of not caring. Chances are they were trying to get breakfast, fix lunches, get kids dressed, slick the hair down and be at school by 7 to 7:30AM plus get themselves ready for work or whatever they were doing that day.

  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    April 25, 2014 6:50 a.m.

    "But we have dads showing up in sagging pants," Osgood said during a School Board discussion this week, according to the Sentinel. "It's hard for me to tell a child not to show up for school with hair curlers, pajamas or short shorts if they see parents wearing them. Parents need to lead by example."

    "With all the big issues plaguing public schools these days — high poverty rates, language barriers, classroom crowding, guns — there should be bigger concerns than parents in their PJs in school drop-off lines."

    The single best way to combat most of that is for parents to straighten up and be a worthwhile example, not only for their children, but for themselves. It's not an immediate fix, but it's the only lasting one. You have to clean a wound before you can bandage it.
    As for language barriers? Learn a country's primary language before going there. If I were to raise a family in Mexico, living primarily in Mexico over many years, you can bet I wouldn't assume Mexican schools should accomodate English.

  • liahona Westbank, BC
    April 24, 2014 6:42 p.m.

    I've seen some teachers that dress inappropriately. School uniforms are the way to go.