Really, a Dress Code for Students Distance Learning?
Is this for real? Yes. It is.
Students who attend school in Springfield, Illinois remotely have a dress-code policy. They must not wear pajama pants, slippers, hats, bandannas, or sunglasses.
Officials with Springfield Public Schools are hoping the students will follow the same dress-code on their Zoom streams as if they were attending in the classroom.
According to the school district's handbook, students should "be sitting up out of bed preferably at a desk or table."
The district has approximately 14-thousand students and classes start on August 31st in person and online, in a modified schedule.
How will this be enforced? According to a statement from the district:
“If there is a specific concern as it relates to dress code, we will address it individually with the student and their family.”
While some parents don't agree with the dress-code the district maintains that the policy changes were developed with both teachers and parents.
I do have a question. "Who is the Pajama Police?"