Via NYPost.com. Divine Child High School in Michigan is backing down on their plan to make female students wear a pink “Modesty Poncho” on top of dresses that were determined to be too revealing. Needless to say, this didn’t go over well with the students.
In a statement released Tuesday, officials said that, “students shouldn’t take their previous pledge to dole out the extra clothes at the prom to heart”, despite a note attached to a poncho in the school’s lobby starting last week that “literally” promised to make sure they’re dressed appropriately.
“Our intention with displaying the poncho was never to make students feel uncomfortable, but to remind all students and parents of our formal Prom dress policy, which has not changed for several years,” principal Eric Haley wrote in a statement obtained by The NY Post. “To be clear: The poncho will not be passed out at Prom. It was on display to proactively remind students of our dress code policies and eliminate any confusion prior to this special event.”
“We encourage our students to tailor their outfits or provide their own wraps or shawls that would meet our requirements,” Haley’s statement continued. “If necessary, we may also provide wraps and shawls, as we have done at school functions for many years.”
Why not just pass out burlap bags at the entrance?