PUBLIC SCHOOL_ Students do not run the school. PERIOD
Remove this statement. Using over exaggerated language and overstated words to misconstrue context. Public School and PE uniforms are already neutral. DOE Federal and State guidelines on proper dress code exist. Without citing every team uniform, band uniform, activity uniform..etc Policy should remain the same. High-level, related to ALL students and staff. We (staff and parents) are teaching children proper dress for many different situations. This policy is out of context, poorly written and should not be considered or re-written with clear and concise language for less ambiguity.
The requirements for schools to maintain gender-neutral dress code standards will cause disruptions and distractions, permitting boys to wear skirts and girls to go topless in activities where boys can – such as swimming activities or teams.
“Students have a right to dress in a manner consistent with their gender identity or gender expression. Schools shall administer and enforce dress and grooming codes consistently across the student body, regardless of actual or perceived gender identity or gender expression. Requirements for attire for school-related programs, activities, and events shall be gender-neutral.” (Draft Policy, p.16)