A Texas school district started enforcing dress codes that barred students from wearing hoodies, dresses, or clothing with “stripes, checks, lettering, wording, or other designs.”
Texas School District Bans Dresses
The Forney Independent School District’s new “Back to the Future” dress code appears to be a play on the hit 1985 science fiction comedy “Back to the Future,” in which a teen played by Michael J. Fox travels in time to end up in the same school as his parents in 1955.
A video posted on the district’s website on Wednesday shows a child explaining how dress codes are no different than the rules that adults face when they are forced to wear certain clothes to work.
Superintendent Justin Terry also appeared in the video to emphasize the role of teaching students these “future workforce skills that we want to instil in our children.”
“So we are so exited to reset this bar with you, with our parents, with our community members, with all of our business partners, as we work together to take our schools, our classrooms back for the future of our kids,” he said.
Shirts, blouses, turtlenecks, sweatshirts, vests, sweaters, and outerwear are “acceptable” as long as they are solid colors, according to the guidelines for the 12,000 students.