Tuesday, September 8, 2009 11:49 PM EDT
Lynn schools to uphold dress code
By Laura Paine / For The ItemLYNN - Students attending Lynn public schools will be expected to follow the dress code that wasimplemented by the School Committee in 2006.These guidelines were put in place to prevent any distractions or disruptions from entering theclassroom in regards to both safety and aesthetics."It's within the discretion of the principal, if something is determined to be a distraction or disruptive itcould be deemed a violation of the dress code," said Tom Iarrobino, the secretary of the schoolcommittee.The School Committee and school staff use decency, neatness, cleanliness and suitability for school as
guidelines when determining what is or is not appropriate school attire. Disruptive clothing can includeany article of clothing that showcases obscenities, fighting words, incitement or defamation written onit.Clothing that the principal considers to be gang related or in gang-related colors or any item that could
potentially cause harm or put a fellow student in danger, such as studs or chains on gloves, clothing, or shoes and footwear that contain metal cleats, taps, or wheels are not permissible.As with any set of rules or guidelines that require an individual to use their best judgment, there have been some complaints placed by parents and students alike about the dress code since it was put in place.