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You Be The Judge: Dress Codes For Parents? [Poll]

Should Schools Introduce Dress Codes for Parents?

If you”re a busy parent who brings your child to school each morning, you probably don”t give much thought to what you throw on before heading out the door. But if your kid goes to school in Florida, you might soon have to ditch those yoga pants and starting dressing up for the drop-off. One Florida school board member is proposing a dress code for parents in order to set a good example for students.

According to a story published recently in the Sun Sentinel, Broward County Public Schools board member Rosalind Osgood broached the topic during a recent school board meeting, citing as an example fathers who pick their children up wearing saggy pants at Boyd Anderson High School in her district. (She notes that students at that school are banned from wearing saggy pants.) “I”m not trying to instill a strict dress code,” Osgood, a mother of three stated. “This is about basic presentation – many parents pick their children up wearing curlers in their hair, sweatpants that fall down, and even pajamas. How can we teach our children to be serious about education if their parents don”t set the right tone?”

Osgood”s suggestions don”t ban specific items, but rather include “dressing as though you”re going to church, work, or dinner.” Sweatpants are actually acceptable, she says, as long as hair is neat. And jeans are fine too, provided they”re not worn with a skimpy camisole or pajama top. “It”s hard to take parents seriously when they”re dressed sloppy, and it embarrasses the children, too,” she adds. “People have been telling me to focus on other issues, but this is important.”

The reaction on Twitter has been mostly negative:

“With all the big issues plaguing public schools these days – high poverty rates, language barriers, classroom crowding, guns -there should be bigger concerns than parents in their PJs in school drop-off lines,” Mama Sass, a columnist with the Miami Herald, wrote in a column published last week. “As a parent, my morning responsibility is to get my child to school on time. Schools have dress codes for students because they spend the entire day there. My fuzzy bunny slippers will not interfere with their learning. Are my jammie pants lowering your test scores? Maybe if our kids didn”t have a crazy amount of homework each night, we parents would have more time to thoughtfully set out our clothes for the next morning.”

If the parental dress code is approved, it will join a long list of controversial school bans that have taken place recently. In May, an unnamed preschool made headlines for banning “superhero play” due to rising injuries and urged parents to monitor their children”s media consumption to prevent kids from recreating action scenes at school. And in 2012, a Georgia elementary school banned the acronym “LOL” by forcing students to sign a pledge stating that they would not write it or any other texting acronym on the pages of anyone”s yearbook. After parental backlash, the school reversed its policy.

So I-A-B Should Schools Introduce Dress Codes for Parents? You be the judge!

One Florida school is thinking about instituting a dress code for parents when they are picking up and dropping off kids

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Date: 04/28/14 10:46 AM

22 Responses to You Be The Judge: Dress Codes For Parents? [Poll]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 28, 2014 at 9:35 am
    Link: You Be The Judge: Dress Codes For Parents? - One Florida school is thinking about instituting a dress code for parents when they are picking up and dropping off kids
  2. Profile photo of BoredFrank
    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    April 28, 2014 at 11:04 am
    Hell yes. It`s probably the only way to get the crotch-droppings to dress properly, and from what I`ve seen of Florida, the whole damned state needs this law.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    April 28, 2014 at 11:06 am
    Dear America

    How is that freedom thing going?

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    madduck Female 50-59
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    April 28, 2014 at 11:27 am
    I have dropped children off still in my dressing gown. Not often- but a few times. The main point being they got there ON TIME. I found the immaculate, made up and styled mothers terrifying- where did they get the time (and energy)given I was always rushing around and busy. If I was running late the children went to school on time and I went back to throw on clothes before work...
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    April 28, 2014 at 11:28 am
    but staceys mom, miss. robinson, wont be able to wear those low cut dresses anymore!! NOOO!!!!
  6. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    April 28, 2014 at 11:32 am
    You wear what the hell you like. If you are ashamed of the way you look, do something about it. As soon as you criticise someone`s appearance you lay yourself open to criticism.
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    kelfred Male 40-49
    128 posts
    April 28, 2014 at 11:54 am
    Given, there are more immediate concerns of a weightier nature. However, baby steps. Show some concern and dress a bit professionally. I`m in agreement with jeans being fine. I wear jeans all the time. I don`t wear my PJs out though.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    April 28, 2014 at 12:21 pm
    Florida... `nuff said.
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    KryptCeeper Male 18-29
    25 posts
    April 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm
    If i want to drop off my kids wearing nothing but a sock (over the fun stuff) im going to. They have NO right to tell ANYONE what they can and can not wear. i really wish i lived there, I would show up EVERY day wearing anything and EVERYTHING that they consider "unacceptable"
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6171 posts
    April 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm
    The idiots running the schools there need to realize their authority ends at the edge of the school property. Nor does it extend to parents, grandparents or relatives.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    April 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm
    Howabout showing up every day in a totally diffrent outfit, onday in a clown suit, one day in a batman outfit, next day as a furry etc...
  12. Profile photo of Runemang
    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    April 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm
    I wouldn`t expect a stay-at-home mom to get all dressed up for this one task. As long as she`s not dressed WAAAAAY down (y`know, like at Walmart), there should be no problem.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    April 28, 2014 at 7:04 pm
    Just because Im a nudist they wont let me pick up my school age children? Thats outragious! JK folks
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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    April 28, 2014 at 7:44 pm
    As stated, Broward County School District has a hell of a lot more problems than worrying about the way the parents look for the 30 seconds they are dropping their kids off.

    This is ridiculous.
  15. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14622 posts
    April 28, 2014 at 8:28 pm
    My kids are dropped off by a dude that looks and dresses like Odd-job. Sadly, I can`t persuade him to wear the hat.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2014 at 12:41 am
    Thinking like this is putting the cart before the horse.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    April 29, 2014 at 4:46 am
    Yes, MILFs should be required to wear heels with a thong and camisole and thigh-highs with a garter. Fat moms and all dads should be required to hire hot 20-something women with questionable morals and send them to pick up the kids... same dress code for them as for the MILFs; we can`t be playing favorites after all.
  18. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6959 posts
    April 29, 2014 at 10:43 am
    I can`t understand how anyone could go out in public in their night atire. Jeans and a T-shirt minimum. And if I`m going into town I feel slightly underdressed without a jacket. If someone comes into my place of work in pj`s or with their belly hanging out or their arse-cheeks on show I would see that as a direct insult. To me that is a small step above showing up stinking of booze.

    So yeah, if you are going to a professional place of work show some damned respect or be judged.
  19. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I seem to rememner a story about someone who did just that (probably on I-A-B) but they were deliberately trying to humiliate their kid.
  20. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    April 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm
    what will the nazi`s think of next?
  21. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6959 posts
    April 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    nazis? Yeah, because that`s all that word means now.
  22. Profile photo of MelCervini
    MelCervini Female 50-59
    2195 posts
    April 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm
    if its a private school = eh.. whatever... if its a public school... i could see some cleaning up but yeah, good luck with passing then enforcing something like that.

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