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Students not allowed to wear shorts until April 1st

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MelissaLyons
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Apparently there is a rule in Hardin County (Kentucky) Schoold Handbook that states that students CANNOT wear shorts until April 1st, even though we are experiencing 80 to 90 degree weather. I believe this is very inappropriate. A handbook cannot predict the weather conditions we are going to have and students should be allowed to wear weather appropriate clothes as long as they are not reavealing or otherwise offensive. My 6 yr old daughter wore shorts to school today that touched her knees. Her school staff changed her into SWEAT PANTS on a day when we are expecting 86 degree weather. Not to mention, they were 2 sizes too big to the point where she had to hold the waist bunched up with her hand or they would fall down. But I guess Radcliff Elementary thinks it's ok if she accidently shows her underwear to her whole class as long as she's not wearing shorts before April 1st. I removed my child from school today. They expect our children to ride buses that do not have air conditioning while wearing clothing that further increase their misery and may put them at risk of dehyration and heat stoke/exposure. I refuse to intentionally put my child at risk as her school seems so willing to do. Other parents who I talk to are saying their children are wearing shorts without any hassel. In fact, my 5 yr old daughter attends preschool at North Park Elementary and has not been critized for wearing shorts. The Broad of Education will be contacting me with the date of the next cite based council meeting, which by the way is composed of 2 parents and 3 teachers so that the teachers' votes outweigh the parents'. I HIGHLY recommend anyone whose children attend Radcliff Elementary, or if they will next year, to attend. I will post dates for anyone interested. There is a definate need of reevalution here.

MelissaLyons
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Discrimination

I also now find out that the other kids my daughter gets on the bus with who wore shorts to the same school, were only told they weren't supposed to. They were not sent to the office and made change like my daugter was. That sounds like discrimination and harrassment to me.