Teachers Oppose Dress Code Changes

Teachers Oppose Dress Code Changes

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Mobile County Public School System employees are speaking out about proposed dress code changes.

"There are more important things that we as educators, and you as school board members, should be concerned with. I feel the most important is educating the students I see every day," said a teacher.

The dress code for teachers has been in plave since 2007, but now the school system is stepping in wanting to make changes.

"It has nothing to do with our teacher performances. They're doing great things in the Mobile County Public School System each day," said Superintendent Martha Peek.

That's why the teachers are asking why changes need to be made to dress code if there have been no complaints.

If the employee dress code passes that means teachers can no longer where capri pants, for example.

"A lot of these skirts that I see I don't think they're appropriate for teachers and yet they're saying that instead of addressing that we're going to address capri pants and clam diggers," said a teacher.

"I was a 3rd grade teacher and I had pants on and not a skirt thank God, but I'd much rather see them on the floor working with their children in capri pants rather than a skirt," said a teacher.

It's not just capri pants that have the teachers talking, though.

"I don't even want to touch the underwear issue. To wear or not to wear, is it anybody's business but your own," said a teacher.

Undergarments must be worn and they must be appropriate according to the proposal.

A second public hearing will be held next Wednesday at school headquarters to discuss the dress code.

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