Brian Zimmerman, writing for the Richmond Palladium-Item, reports that Richmond High School has suspended 169 kids for dress code violations. The article says that, under a new dress code, students have been prohibited “from wearing clothing with any logos or designs of any kind — even stripes, plaid or floral prints. Additionally, students cannot wear excessively tight or baggy clothes or low-cut shirts.” Someone I know who is a parent of an RHS student has said that “low-cut shirt” means something that shows the collar bone.
Seems to me that, when you have this level of noncompliance, you have to consider that the system being implemented is to blame. And, if a school is going to ban a big percentage of normal street clothes, it should probably just go to uniforms and be done with it.