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Stephanie Hughes: Girl sent home from school for having an exposed collarbone


VERSAILLES, Ky. - (WLEX/CNN) - A meeting at a high school in Kentucky Monday evening discussed if a decade-old dress code should be changed after pictures of a student showing her collarbone went viral.

Maggie Sunseri, a student at Woodford County High, made a documentary about the subject where girls discussed their experience with the dress code.

"I've been caught for dress code once but I've been sent down to the office twice," said one student.

"I've been caught twice," said another student.

"I've always been pretty careful about it so I've only been caught once," said student.

The subject got national attention when Stephanie Hughes' mother took pictures of her daughter and posted them on Facebook asking if her outfit was inappropriate.

Her daughter's outfit shows her collarbone, something that violates the current school policy.

"This needs to actually change," Sunseri said. "Not just be an issue but actually change."

"I disagree with the current dress code," said mother Stacie Dunn.

Although other parents don't see a problem with the dress code, they say there's always room for change.

"I think it's fair," said Dani Bradley, mother. "I didn't have any trouble shopping for my daughter's clothes for school."

On Monday night's meeting, faculty explained  they came up with the policy to address fashion concerns that came up a decade ago or the alternative would've uniforms.

"Ten years ago those of us that were on the council championed the student's side of things," said a faculty member.

The creator of the documentary proposed an amended dress code that allows crew-neck shirts, wide-strapped tank tops and fingertip-length skirts.

While students, staff and parents all agree on updating the dress code, they hope to move forward and focus on the academic and athletic programs the district is known for.

"One of the reason's we moved to Woodford County is because of the school system," Dunn said.

Faculty say a committee will be taking suggestions for a new dress code.

They will meet again Sept. 21 and if they decide on a new dress code it won't be implemented until January.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource

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