One school board member in Florida wants parents to dress up before dropping off their children.
Broward County, Fla. board member Rosalind Osgood recently addressed the topic during a school board meeting, the Sun Sentinel reported.
Though she admitted there would be challenges enforcing such a dress code, she offered a few ideas to help parents support the idea—such as a fashion show.
Osgood claims parents showing up at school dressed in hair curlers, pajamas and saggy pants that hang below the waist make enforcing a dress code inside the classroom difficult.
“If we’re going to train little boys and little girls to dress appropriately at school, no sagging pants, no hair curlers, no short shorts. Parents should follow the same rules,” Osgood said last week.
A column by writer “Mama Sass” in The Miami Herald challenged the idea’s merit:
“As a parent, my morning responsibility is to get my child to school on time. If I do that, does it really matter if I’m wearing a tennis outfit or the little black dress left over from the night before? … Schools have dress codes for students because they spend the entire day there. My fuzzy bunny slippers will not interfere with their learning. Are my jammie pants lowering your test scores?”