Shreveport Principal Wants to Pre-Approve Prom Dresses
Students and some parents have serious questions about a text that was sent out about attire for this years' prom.
KTAL reports Southwood High School Principal Dr. Kim Pendleton sent the following group text to students:
This message is for any female attending Southwood’s prom. Boys, this also applies to your off-campus dates. As you begin shopping for your attire, please make sure you do not purchase any clothes that are sheer or revealing in any manner. Also, make sure we not see excess cleavage or skin. Prior to purchasing an outfit, I will need you to send me a picture of you in the outfit with your name and grade. Once I approve the outfit, you may purchase it. The approved outfit is the only one you will be allowed to wear to prom.
But this text has certainly stirred things up. Some call this policy invasive and not necessary. Others say they purchased a dress months ago and there's no chance to submit it for approval.
This story won't end here. The school system sent this statement to the TV station:
In April, Southwood will host their annual prom and school administration has taken a proactive approach of asking parents for photos ahead of their upcoming event. It is a school-level decision for all formal dress to be approved prior to the event. Southwood will host an assembly for students only to address dress code guidelines and give an opportunity to raise questions and concerns.