Until it’s scientifically proven that the extra weight from a boy’s long hair makes it harder for him to concentrate or that the holes from pierced ears magically transform into conduits for the release of his brain cells, I’m not sure how it affects his education or the education of those around him.
My kids go to Clovis schools and I’ve always thought the dress code was excessive. I survived Hoover High School in the 1980s unscathed and I always managed to focus – even with boys with long hair and earrings in close proximity.
I find it offensive and absurd that the school district is going to be using my tax dollars to fight a losing battle against a state law. Seriously, is one of the tenets of “The Clovis Way of Life” gender discrimination?
I’ve always thought the dress code was more about the brand (Clovis schools!) than the kids. Maybe the administrators should talk to the kids (and teachers) about what they want. Should the 3,000 students who’ve signed a petition asking for a gender-neutral policy be ignored? I don’t think so.
Christy Reed, Clovis