The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why The Capistrano Dispatch is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.

By Allison Jarrell

The Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees is set to consider a revamp of the district’s dress code at its Dec. 6 meeting.

Trustees decided earlier this year to consider updating the dress code when complaints arose at some schools about clothing worn by female students. A group of impassioned mothers from Rancho Santa Margarita spoke out at a CUSD meeting last month voicing concern that their daughters were receiving dress code violations from teachers for wearing tank tops and shorts during exceptionally hot weather.

Trustees discussed changes to the dress code at their Nov. 8 meeting, but couldn’t come to a consensus on how specific to make the new policy. With Trustee Jim Reardon absent, the rest of the board was split between wanting a generic code versus writing specific guidelines about clothing like tank tops, crop tops and “short shorts.”

Superintendent Kirsten Vital recommended the board wait for all trustees to be present at the Dec. 6 meeting to vote on the new dress code policy. Vital said staff will come to that meeting with two options—a specific policy and a generic policy—for consideration.

Trustworthy, accurate and reliable local news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsroom by making a contribution and becoming a subscribing member today.

About The Author Capo Dispatch

comments (0)

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>