Dress code revisions were introduced by the Kamloops-Thompson School District, the same district where a Grade 12 student was sent home for wearing a dress over a turtleneck earlier this year.
Karis Wilson came to the country’s attention when asked to leave school in February after claiming that a teacher assistant at NorKam High School felt “uncomfortable” with her. dress code.
Angry British Columbia Father’s Daughter’s Turtleneck and Dress deemed inappropriate for school
Her father took to Facebook to comment on the matter.
âMy beautiful 17 year old daughter, grade 12, went to school today excited, good about herself, ready to learn and she sat in class and after a short time was centered by the ‘teacher, and she was told that the outfit she was wearing put her on, or could put her or the teacher’s assistant, who is male, uncomfortable, âher father Chris said. at the time.
The district says the dress code update is the result of a stakeholder consultation process that began in December 2020.
School dress code debate
âWe recognize that a student’s dress choice reflects their personal identity,â said board chair Rhonda Kershaw. “This revised dress code gives students the freedom to dress however they see fit, in a safe and inclusive environment.”
The revision prohibits clothing that undermines the principles of safety and inclusiveness, including the promotion of hatred, illegal activity, obscenity, profanity or obscene images.
He does not mention the case involving Wilson, but his father said the previous code stipulated that students “should not wear clothing that interferes with teaching or learning.”
– With files from Amy Judd
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