Forget about wearing those baggy pants or short skirts to school in Peekskill this year. The Board of Education recently tightened restrictions on what students can and cannot wear to school and outlined strict enforcement of the rules.
There’s a long list of reasons why the school board chose to do this: to promote a more effective learning climate, foster school unity and pride, improve student performance,foster self-esteem, eliminate label competition, simplify dress and decorum and help improve student conduct and discipline.
The mandatory student dress code is specific. It prohibits items such as over-sized baggy jeans, pants worn below the waistline and revealing garments such as short shorts, low riding pants and shirts with plunging necklines. It also provides preferred suggests for dress, including navy, black or khaki pants or skirts, although any solid color is permitted.
Students who fail to comply with the dress code risk disciplinary
penalties that range from a verbal warning to suspension from school for repeated offenses