Some area students protest their high school’s dress code



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METAMORA (WEEK) – A group of Metamora Township High School students is saying the school’s dress code is unfairly written and needs to be changed.

The students claim the dress code targets kids with bigger body types.

The group of about a dozen students met with school administrators Friday, handing them a petition with more than 270 signatures.

“Girls can wear the same shirt but one girl that is of a bigger size will get dress coded and the other girl won’t,” said MTHS Senior Zoie Roach-King.

“Also, if a little bit of their stomach is showing based on size, if they have a bigger stomach, they will get dress coded while the other girls aren’t.”

Superintendent Sean O’Laughlin released a statement saying school officials will continue following up with the students and their concerns.

“The entire MTHS administration, and our school social worker, met this morning with a group of students who were expressing concerns with the dress code, the enforcement of the dress code, and several other issues. We are scheduling a follow-up meeting with these students to continue the conversation, and we are hosting a Citizens Advisory Committee later this month to get feedback from parents and community members surrounding these issues. We value every student in our district and look forward to partnering with them to address the concerns that have been raised.”

Sean O’Laughlin, Superintendent

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