Primary Menu

The VARIETY File

Normally you wouldn’t have to tell kids not to wear their pajamas in school, but now that so many schools are allowing students to attend classes remotely, it’s something one school district actually made a rule about.

According to TV WCIA , the Springfield School District has a dress code for kids taking classes online which specifies that they can’t wear pajamas. Parents weren’t too thrilled about that one, telling the TV station the district shouldn’t have a say in what happens in their homes.

Parent Elizabeth Ballinger told the station, “I made the decision for my kids to be at home and I don’t really see how any district can come in and say what my kid can’t wear in my house. I don’t think they have any right to say what happens in my house. I think they have enough to worry about as opposed to what the kids are wearing. They need to make sure they’re getting educated.”

The opinion is a strong one that many parents shared when they learned about about the school district’s decision to implement this rule. Another parent commented online saying “They get good grades so worry about teaching not clothes. As long as they are covered up who cares?”

When asked how the district administration plans to enforce this, they replied with this statement, “The policy will be addressed on an individual basis through the Restorative/Discipline Options for Classroom Managed Behaviors as outlined in the handbook. Generally speaking, there are no definitive one-to-one consequences outlined in our handbook for any disciplinary reason. Incidents of misconduct and subsequent consequences are treated on an individual basis.”