School Board Member Suggests a Dress Code for Parents


h/t Grumpy Elder

A Florida high school wants to set a dress code for parents. It’s not enforceable nor should it be but I can sympathize with the intent.

As a school principal I saw some strange parent attire ranging from a father who was a pimp to the mother who dressed like her pet monkeys who accompanied her everywhere. My favorite was the parent who dropped her child off while wearing a negligee. However, we can’t control everything.

Broward County School Board member Dr. Rosalind Osgood noticed parents with saggy pants and curls in their hair dropping their kids off at Boyd Anderson High School.

“We have dads showing up in sagging pants,” Osgood said, according to the Sun Sentinel. “It’s hard for me to tell a child not to show up for school with hair curlers, pajamas or short shorts if they see parents wearing them. Parents need to lead by example.”

It’s highly unlikely a dress code for parents could be enforced, but Osgood would like the situation to be addressed by principals during the school’s Parent Night.

According to the Sun Sentinel, Osgood also wants to have a forum with parents about the way they dress in September.

“We might make it into a fashion show,” Osgood stated, according to the Sun Sentinel.

The high school does have a dress code for its students.

“Proper dress code, being in class on time ready to learn, respect for oneself and others are nonnegotiable expectations at Boyd Anderson High,” the school’s website states.