Freedom of Clothing at NCH.
Made effective recently was a new, more strict dress code policy that not only was deemed unfair by most of the student body of said school, but was also blamed on the student government for deciding and making this new policy. The argument is not that dress codes are not right but that this new change is unfair to a quickly dwindling school population. Our right to our personal decision on what to wear is protected under the First Amendment, the right of Free Speech. It is widely known that an individuals clothing is a simple statement a person makes of oneself, teenagers being a prime example of individuals who freely express themselves via clothing and other simple methods. We, the signers of this Petition, demand we gain our right to dress appropriately as deemed such by previous dress codes not affected by the current rules stated as: Shirts - Shirts shall: Cover the entire back, i.e., no cutout backs, no shirts that tie in back Cover undergarments, (relative to the understanding of "undershirts") Skirts/Skorts/Shorts/Pants: Skirt and shorts should not be excessively short. (Exposes the upper half of the thigh) ("End of fingertips rule" also to be denied.) Other: Clothing shall not convey advertisements for birth control methods. This petition is non-violent and is not to be seen as a threat but more a simple fight for the respect the student body deserves.