Marianna High School's Dress Code sign now

I believe that the new dress code trying to be enforced at Marianna High School is interfering with students personal rights to Freedom of Expression. Expression includes spoken or written words, art & music, messages on buttons, t-shirts, & the internet, how you dress, protests and rallies, joining clubs and organizations, refusing to salute the flag, and symbolic speech like armbands or badges according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Legally, I do not see how administrators can make students tuck in their shirts.

Marianna High School is a public school. MHS should be focusing on improving the education of students, not how the students dress. I find it hard to believe that learning is the chief priority at MHS. It IS NOT interfering with learning by having a shirt un-tucked.

If students tuck in an undershirt, so that no skin will be shown while sitting or standing, why should the outer shirt have to be tucked in too? Many teen shirt styles for females are well below the waist line, and are too long to be tucked in. Example: Baby-doll tops. Not everyones body type is made to have clothes tucked in. This could damage a person's self-confidence. How can this be good for a students performance in class? Theyll be too worried about how they look and what people are saying about them.

Secondly, the school is trying ban the wearing of any piercings besides the ears! I find that rule absurd. If in fact a dress code is to make the learning environment less disruptive, then enforcement of the dress code should be just as or much less disruptive to the student body.

We would like to be able to wear our under-shirt tucked in, with any style outer-shirt untucked.

Please sign to help support the individuality of students at Marianna High School!

Thank you.f

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  • 16 December 2015190. Helen T
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015189. Whitney B
    I really hope we can get somewhere by doing this. They should seriously just let us wear our undershirts tucked in, not all over shirts are made to tuck in; well let me refraise that; NO JUNIORS OVERSHIRTS are made to tuck in, its not our style. Period.
  • 07 November 2015188. Janna T
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2015187. Justin Clayton
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  • 31 October 2015186. Elizabeth Cooper
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  • 22 October 2015185. Nathan Alexanderf
    i do not want to wear a uniform. I think it is absurd for them to force something upon us that they will not even do themselves. MHS should lead by example. If the teachers want to wear uniforms then i will gladly comply. However, i know this will not hap
  • 05 October 2015184. Sabre M
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  • 23 September 2015183. Kristie B
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  • 31 August 2015182. Jeannie F
    I support this petition
  • 26 August 2015181. Alicia T
    I totally agree ! Date 08/16/2011
  • 29 July 2015180. Kayla Hutchinson
    I support this petition
  • 05 July 2015179. Reanna R
    I support this petition
  • 29 June 2015178. Shannon G
    I support this petition
  • 19 June 2015177. Cara K
    I agree with having a dress code but not one that will affect the self-esteem of so many young people whose body types may not be designed for the tucked in shirt. Shouldn't we be more focused on the learning rather then having them distracted about how t
  • 08 June 2015176. Mckenzie F
    I was writting something alot like this before my laptop crashed hehe glad to see I wasnt the only one way to have guts ;) Grade 11/12 Date aug/2/08
  • 19 May 2015175. Heather L
    I support this petition
  • 27 April 2015174. Ciara D
    I think this dress code is a bunch of crap it doesn't matter what a girl or boy wears to school the only thing that matters is that they get their education, graduate, and go to college. Grade ninth Date August 1, 2008
  • 25 April 2015173. Holly James
    I support this petition
  • 17 April 2015172. Cassidy W
    I support this petition
  • 25 March 2015171. Kendall C
    I support this petition
  • 23 March 2015170. Lauren S
    i hate the new dress code.... Grade 10th Date 8/2/08
  • 12 February 2015169. Stephanie M
    I support this petition
  • 25 January 2015168. Kayla W
    I go to Malone High School and Jackson County should not be forcing kids to wear clothes that the teaches won't even wear. Grade 12
  • 10 January 2015167. Becca Wright
    this dress code sucks. It's school...not church. Plus they are causing more of a distraction. This is a load of CRAP Grade 9th Date =]
  • 06 January 2015166. Courtney M
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2014165. Kristy S
    Everything tucked in? Ridiculous. Grade graduate
  • 27 December 2014164. Erika W
    I support this petition

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Jennifer AustinBy:
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Marianna High School and Jackson County School Board

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