“Please do accept my apology for this poor delivery of information. Our intent is to make sure prom is enjoyable and memorable.”
That's a principal's response to a situation many call out of control. Dress images were posted on Twitter on Monday, showing several examples of what allegedly won't be allowed at Stanton College Prep prom – and one that is considered acceptable is captioned with the words "good girl."
“People just seen them hanging up around school. They were in classrooms,” sophomore Jada St. Clair explained.
According to Duval County Public Schools, they were put up by a teacher and do not represent their values. We were issued this statement:
“The display of prom dress photos pertaining to recommended attire at Stanton College Preparatory School is not an approved policy by the school or Duval County Public Schools. The displayed images were immediately removed by school leadership on Monday. Both students and staff have been informed this was not acceptable or appropriate guidance for prom dress attire.”
A response tweet was also sent out by DCPS with the hashtag #SCPGoodGirl. Some students showed up in purple and white shirts Tuesday or wore the female sign on their face to show solidarity and support for women.
We asked the district who put up these dress examples, and were told it was a staff member.
“I would have been totally pissed off as a parent if you tell me what my child can’t wear. As a parent, I set the rules in my household. I set the tone,” mother Cameal Phillips St. Clair said.
Stanton’s prom is Saturday, April 1, so students tell us if the guidelines were real, many of them wouldn’t go or would take a big financial loss because they’ve already gotten their dresses.
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