Schools ban too-sexy shorts & iPods but give cell phones a thumbs up
At the school board’s committee meetings on June 4, Rebecca Henderson, supervisor of child welfare and attendance, explained the changes, which primarily include dress code changes. She also focused on the district’s plan to keep cell phone usage by kids in school at a minimum while allowing them to still make necessary calls.
“Because all the schools start at different times, let out at different times, kids are there for after school activities and have to contact parents, we want to have in the handbook what is the time frame when cell phones can’t be used,” Henderson said.
She added that the law changed a couple years ago that allowed kids to possess cell phones within school grounds and a request from a parent urged administration to allow cell phone usage but only at specific times which will be outlined in the new school handbook that will be mailed out in August, according to Assistant Superintendent Felecia Gomez
“I met with Felecia and we talked about how we could improve how parents understand what constitutes school hours,” Henderson said.
“The kids are allowed to bring the phones to school, but we can control when they are in use.”
Dress code changes in the new handbook include:
- Shorts cannot be worn lower than 2 inches below the navel
- Middle/high school students must wear shirts tucked in pants
- No hoods can be worn on campus
- The ever-popular iPod and other mp3 players have also been outlawed from school use.
For more information, contact the St. Charles Parish School board at (985) 785-6289.
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