With the weather warming up, people are trading in their coats for arm-baring tanks and their long pants for shorts to welcome spring comfortably. Unfortunately, that also means girls in elementary school and high school will be on their guard, as with warmer weather typically comes the unfair scrutiny by their school's administrators.
A Texas high school is the latest dress code offender — but one Latina mom isn't letting them get away with it.
When Rosey raised her concerns with Dr. Jerry Woods, the school’s principal, his response was dismissive.
Woods allegedly claimed he was concerned that Sophia's picture would be inappropriately taken while going up stairs, and that he didn’t care about her dress following the rules
set by the district.
“He said that it did not matter,” Rosey told TODAY Style. “He said what mattered was the judgement call from the administrator.”
Rosey was escorted off the campus after refusing to leave on her own.
But she stayed parked nearby in case her daughter needed anything. Sophia took her exams that day without changing, although Woods tried to pull her out during her Latin test.
The high school responded back through a spokesperson for Northside Independent School District.
According to Latina, Barry Perez said:
“This issue was addressed by campus administrators in a manner consistent with other dress code concerns on their campus,” he said. “The student was not taken out of class during a test. She visited with a campus administrator after her test was completed. No disciplinary action was issued. Campus administrators have met with the student and her parents to discuss the matter and it has been resolved.”