State Supreme Court to hear dress code case

The mother whose children faced suspension for not wearing school uniforms is taking her fight to the Nevada Supreme Court.

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SuperNinja - 1/7/2014 2:00 PM
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Somebody better call the WHAHmbulance...just wait until this kid gets into the workforce and has to wear a uniform. Even if it's not a uniform, most businesses have some kind of dress code. If you don't like the uniforms, go to school somewhere else. Enroll in online school...you don't have to wear any clothing to attend online school. Someone's feeling entitled, and surprisingly enough it's the mom, not the kid. Grown up's don't sue just because they don't get what they want.

Speed - 1/7/2014 1:17 PM
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I think requiring the kids to wear uniforms is wrong to begin with,and secondarily,if it is discovered that it IS legal,and they want to go that route,the school needs to pay for that "choice". The "required" uniforms should be provided at no cost to each student. Personally,I think making students wear uniforms is an effort to demoralize and dehumanize the students,to help form their minds to a "NWO" mindset,to make each student think he or is not an individual,but a "unit",just like all the other units in the school. I think this reaches much deeper than deciding to require uniforms "because she likes them and they're trendy".

Melissa - 1/7/2014 1:08 PM
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I have a borderline Asperger's kid who suffers with sensory issues with his school uniform shirt because it has a collar. And I'm not making this up, he really suffers. However he goes to a public elementary school that requires him to wear this shirt so he wears this shirt. Over the years it's gotten a tiny bit easier, but not by much. I am raising a child to live in the real world. He goes to a great school which he loves. Do we wish the uniform had no collar? Yes. But it doesn't and so he's worn it from 1st to now 4th grade and we've all survived.

tonysam - 1/7/2014 9:56 AM
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"Sorry, but rules are rules; some many parents think their little 'darlings' should not have to obey them. This parent should be made to keep hers at home and home-school the kid."--The problem is, there were NO "rules" at all--the Board of Trustees HAD no uniform policies AT ALL. THAT'S the rub. Kayann Pilling and other clueless administrators just decided willy-nilly to impose uniforms only because they like them and it was "trendy." They didn't run any of their schemes past the attorneys, and I just KNEW, when I had first heard about Sparks Middle School putting this stupid policy, that the district was going to get into legal trouble. Principals are supposed to follow regulations set forth by the board and by law, not make stuff up as they go along.

tonysam - 1/7/2014 9:51 AM
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I know that the majority of WCSD's administrators are morons, but somebody should tell them that they don't get to make up regulations and do whatever the hell they want; they have to follow the law. The problem is WCSD gives principals ways too much leeway and power, and then they inevitably get into trouble because they aren't held to any standards of accountability whatsoever. The law clearly states that it is up to school boards to create uniform policies; it's just that the lawyers for the district never bothered to read the law. It's equally obvious that the idiot principals who were so gung-ho on school uniforms, including one who is now disgraced and was demoted to teacher, didn't bother to run their schemes past the attorneys. The one hand didn't know what the other hand was doing, and this lawsuit is a result of idiot bureaucrats who don't understand or don't follow the law. I hope Frudden wins big time on this in this court, and in the Ninth Circuit, where a separate issue of mottos has been argued.

valleymike - 1/7/2014 7:40 AM
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I believe she has a valid case. The School Board is the elected body that oversees all aspects of student education in Washoe County. This said, if the Board votes in favor of a District wide dress code, than that becomes the standard for the public schools in Washoe County.

angeloschild - 1/6/2014 9:26 PM
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Sorry, but rules are rules; some many parents think their little 'darlings' should not have to obey them. This parent should be made to keep hers at home and home-school the kid.

Kramer - 1/6/2014 8:50 PM
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"public" schools should be just that- allow them to restrict negative or inappropriate attire, but otherwise just reflect American society. It is too conforming to expect young people to accept a uniform over individual identity.

missy coen - 1/6/2014 7:38 PM
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I have been fighting the school board hear in carson city over the same thing. They call it standard student attire but nothing is standard about it. The children can be punished and it go on their permanent records. It has gotten so ridiculous that I have a doctors note for my child not to have to tuck in her shirt! It is getting to the point you feel like it violates your children's rights, and that our elected officials and the schools administrators are the bullying problem not the kids.
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