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Dallas School District Planning on Banning Tucked-in Shirts, Students Look Healthier without Them
by IhartU
May 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM

 

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

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  • meriana
    by meriana
    May 13, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Why the heck ban them, why not just let kids wear their shirts tucked in or not as they wish.  Doesn't seem to me that a whole lot of discussion is required or do they just not have anything more important to address.

  • krysstizzle
    May 13, 2013 at 8:44 AM
    *facepalm*
  • unspecified42
    May 13, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Maybe there was more to this memo than the article implies, but it sounds to me like they are repealing a mandate to tuck in shirts...

    This sounds like an absolutely ridiculous school board to begin with, though. Who the hell REQUIRES shirts be tucked in? And who hasn't yet banned shirts that show your midriff? Seriously? And how can you have a mandate to tuck shirts in without banning said shirts?

    Conclusion: This is all stupid in so many ways.

  • TimetoMomUp
    May 13, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    A lot of schools in the Dallas area and suburbs have a uniform requirement. 


    Quoting unspecified42:

    Maybe there was more to this memo than the article implies, but it sounds to me like they are repealing a mandate to tuck in shirts...

    This sounds like an absolutely ridiculous school board to begin with, though. Who the hell REQUIRES shirts be tucked in? And who hasn't yet banned shirts that show your midriff? Seriously? And how can you have a mandate to tuck shirts in without banning said shirts?

    Conclusion: This is all stupid in so many ways.



  • unspecified42
    May 13, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    But they allow shirts that don't cover your abdomen?

    Quoting TimetoMomUp:

    A lot of schools in the Dallas area and suburbs have a uniform requirement. 


    Quoting unspecified42:

    Maybe there was more to this memo than the article implies, but it sounds to me like they are repealing a mandate to tuck in shirts...

    This sounds like an absolutely ridiculous school board to begin with, though. Who the hell REQUIRES shirts be tucked in? And who hasn't yet banned shirts that show your midriff? Seriously? And how can you have a mandate to tuck shirts in without banning said shirts?

    Conclusion: This is all stupid in so many ways.





  • TimetoMomUp
    May 13, 2013 at 9:20 AM


    That part is clearly ass backwards. 

    Quoting unspecified42:

    But they allow shirts that don't cover your abdomen?

    Quoting TimetoMomUp:

    A lot of schools in the Dallas area and suburbs have a uniform requirement. 


    Quoting unspecified42:

    Maybe there was more to this memo than the article implies, but it sounds to me like they are repealing a mandate to tuck in shirts...

    This sounds like an absolutely ridiculous school board to begin with, though. Who the hell REQUIRES shirts be tucked in? And who hasn't yet banned shirts that show your midriff? Seriously? And how can you have a mandate to tuck shirts in without banning said shirts?

    Conclusion: This is all stupid in so many ways.







  • SuperChicken
    May 13, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Obesity is not "healthiness."

    My son never tucks his shirts though.  Not cool, apparently.

  • Maevelyn
    May 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    lmao at "Their healthiness might not show as much." OFG. 

    rolling on floor

  • Woodbabe
    May 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Sounds like they have to cater to the lowest denominator...some kid probably intentionally wore a shirt that was too short to tuck in, to try to get around the tucked in requirement. Or maybe it was too short because his belly hung over his pants so far that the shirt wouldn't reach.

    And how sad that they have to be worried about a child's self-esteem to the point of lowering standards for everyone else. I guess this is what happens when parents don't allow the schools to address health issues, screaming they know better. 

  • Maevelyn
    May 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    For the record I think that the specifics of a dress code should be up the the school itself. A school is a community and they should do what they think best encourage learning and fosters their best expectations of student conduct. 

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