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We are seeking to make a change in the Botetourt county dress code.

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Our goal is to change the dress code to be more inclusive. The current dress code states that any shorts/skirts/dresses/etc more than an index card (5 inches) above the knee are out of dress code. This needs to be changed because it isn't inclusive to people with longer legs. Shorter people can be in dress code with wearing the exact same shorts as a taller person, while the taller person's education would be halted from having to take time out of class to call home to get clothing that's in the dress code. We seek to adapt a similar dress code of Roanoke City Public Schools. Their dress code clearly states clothing that exposes cleavage, private parts, the mid drift, or undergarments are prohibited. They do not mention any guidelines for shorts, and students are allowed to wear shorts of any length. This would include taller people and allow students of Botetourt County to wear shorts when it's warm outside. This applies to Lord Botetourt, James River, Read Mountain, and Central Academy. UPDATE: There is a school board meeting at 7:00 pm on Thursday September 13th. Please try to attend because it will help our cause exponentially. Also parents please write letters to your individual school board members to help increase support for the cause.

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