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Dallas School District Planning on Banning Tucked-in Shirts, Students Look Healthier without Them

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Dallas School District Planning on Banning Tucked-in Shirts, Students Look Healthier without Them

 

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By Ashley Davis, Sun, May 12, 2013

A Dallas school district is considering disallowing tucked-in shirts as they believe wearing a shirt untucked can better hide an obese student's belly.

Currently, Dallas ISD has a tucked-in shirt requirement, but now they are considering the fact that it can highlight overweight children's physiques, drawing negative attention to their midsection.

Though they did not actually use the word "overweight" in their memo, they used language that suggests the ban is due to body types.

"For a middle-school student, it could be a self-esteem issue if they are made to tuck in their shirt because if they wear it loose, their healthiness might now show as much," Board President Lew Blackburn said.

The discussion also involved the banning of leggings, shirts that show mid-drifts, an earrings on boys.

"They should be banned," Bernadette Nutall said. "Boys should not be wearing earrings."

But freshman board member Dan Micciche said he didn't understand why they were spending so much time talking about the school's dress code.

"I can't believe that this is actually a board policy...I just think it's way too detailed," he said.

Sources: Inquisitr, Dallas Observer

by on May. 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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daisykat
by on May. 13, 2013 at 11:30 PM
WTF? Who first mentioned that they thought this would be a good idea? If they're worried about kid's "unhealthiness" then increase the amount of time they spend in phy ed classes. Splitting hairs about the clothing is a waste of the school board's time.
AllofFive19
by Bronze Member on May. 14, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Stupid.

Trollslayer
by Bronze Member on May. 14, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Seriously?

The discussion also involved the banning of leggings, shirts that show mid-drifts, an earrings on boys.

"They should be banned," Bernadette Nutall said. "Boys should not be wearing earrings."

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