NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Feedback to the New Hanover County Board of Education over a proposed tightening of the student dress code has been overwhelmingly negative, according to documents released by the school system late last week.
The proposed changes to the dress code would include prevention of students wearing skinny jeans or leggings, unless they are covered by a top or dress. The discussion came up during an April committee meeting.
Information presented to the board last week showed twelve pages of comments via Twitter since May 17th, with only one tweet showing support.
@NewHanoverCoSch Clothes that cover certain body parts is a good idea. Some kids look like they are headed to a brothel instead of school.
-Bridgette Norris @Missbipbip
Those who opposed the changes to the dress code touched on many of the same themes, including the code being gender-biased against females, the inability to find clothes that would adhere to the dress code and allowing parents to make these choices with their children.
@NewHanoverCoSch I’m a professional w/a great job & many wear skinny jeans on Fri’s. Teach kids to be kind to others not to change.
– Stacey Boswell (@staceyboz74)
@NewHanoverCoSch if this is the case you banning skinny jeans. You better go ahead and ban baggy jeans that boys wear.
– Cheryl Ganey (@Blessed_mama10)
@NewHanoverCoSch why take away the one thing we do have?! I feel like we are being treated as nuns.
– Raven (@ravennmorgannn)
While the debate continues over social media in New Hanover County, national media has started to take notice, with a feature on the subject on Today on NBC last week.