Amanda - posted on 06/03/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
So summer has hit with a bang in Canada, and the children in my neighbourhood are now going to school with shorts on.
A few days ago I got a BBM from my daugther stating she might be sent home from school for her shorts. I asked her why? She said the vice princepal was on a rampage about shorts being to short. I thought to myself I bought your shorts I know they are not to short, so I told her not to worry. When she did get home that evening I asked her which children were sent home and why.
Students from Jr KD to grade 8 were sent home. From violations such as Skorts, and shorts that did not go to the knee. Older girls who wore tights under their shorts (to make the new knee cut off limit) were also sent home. After the neighbourhood girls all showed me the shorts they were were wearing I was shocked. I didnt feel any of their shorts were to short at all.
So today I woke up to my daughter posting on her facebook status that shes having a "Short in" at school, and request other students to wear the very shorts they were kicked out for, as well requesting others to sign a petition about the silly new rule. (Chip off the old block)
So do you as parents think your public school has the right to tell you what shorts are to short for your children?
Added Note - I am not talking booty shorts, or daisy dukes. Shorts that you can bend over in and not see a thing.