Outraged Parents Fight Back After School Tries To Forbid Girls From Wearing Dresses And Skirts

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

Parents whose children attend schools in the Northwest Local School District in Ohio didn’t hesitate to voice their displeasure with a proposed dress code change that would particularly affect young female students.

According to, officials sought to create a dress code for students at all five secondary schools. They drafted several amendments that they then sent to parents for feedback.

Mom and dads, especially those of the female students, were not happy that one of the amendments proposed that girls be banned from wearing dresses or skirts — period. According to the news outlet, they were upset that the amendment perpetuated the idea that girls are responsible for the harassment or advances made on them because of the way they dress.

Bob Leverett, the parent of a teen attending Colerain High School, posted about the draft code in the Colerain Avenue: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Facebook group to get other people’s reactions.

He wrote, “I have a daughter, she is a girly-girl, and she is completely destroyed over this news. She wants to change schools and wants to know how this is okay!!”

Luckily, district officials were receptive to the parents’ complaints and updated the draft to allow the female students to wear skirts and dresses of  “an appropriate length.”

The final draft will be reviewed and considered for approval in March.

In the clip below, watch how one young lady took the necessary measures to fight her school’s dress code.

Please SHARE if you’re glad the school district changed its tune about the girls’ attire!

Photos: Facebook / Jerry Federle; Facebook / Ciara Sunshine Lewis

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