A Girl Was Sent Home From High School For An Exposed Collarbone
Woodford County High School students can't wear anything but crewnecks.
This is Stephanie Hughes of Versailles, Kentucky. Last week, says Stephanie's mother, Stacie Dunn, she was sent home from school for wearing this outfit.
The problem? Too much exposed collarbone.
When the 16-year-old tried to cover up with a scarf, she got pushback from her high school administration, who told her she wasn't tying her scarf the proper way. Stephanie was sent home.
The one-page dress code includes notes on the exact types of shirts students are permitted to wear — crew or button-down — and prohibits the exposure of collarbones.
The dress code has long been a controversial issue. Earlier this year, Woodford student Maggie Sunseri released a short documentary about the school's dress code.
In the documentary, one student noted how the dress code inadvertently favors some body types over others.
This student talked about the double standard between male and female students.
And this girl noted how much class time she's sacrificed to being punished for dress code violations.
In response to the documentary and the attention Stephanie's story received, school principal Rob Akers has promised that he will work to come up with a revised dress code at the next school board meeting in September.
Though it may not actually be implemented until January 2016.