New Dress Code For Twin Falls Students


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) If you're a parent in the Twin Falls School District, you've gotten a letter about the new dress code change.

The good news is now you can buy the right "back to school" clothes for your kids. That's because "dressing for success" isn't just for business any more.

Kacie Crozier is a student at Canyon Ridge High School. For Crozier, a new dress code is a great idea.

Crozier says, "I think it's better because it's more modest. You see people today with really short shorts and it's kind of weird. I think it would be better if it was more professional so we don't look like we don't know what we're doing."

Professional and easier to impose. The old dress code made it hard for teachers to enforce the length of shorts and skirts to mid-thigh. This fall, upper grade students will have to wear skirts and shorts that are at least – just above the knee.

Kacie's brother Kris Crozier says, "It's a great idea because it gets you ready for life in business. Because you don't always get to have that length in the business you want. Or what you get, so you get the professional aspect of it as well."

Brady Dickinson, Director of Operations for the Twin Falls School District, says, "We're trying to make sure it aligns with community standards for a business norm. And this will be in line with our current faculty dress code as well. So it's bringing an element of professionalism in the school."

Dickinson explains there will be discussions with some students about the new dress code. But he doesn't expect the new rule to affect a lot of students. It's an idea that Kacie Crozier agrees with.

Her brother Kris Crozier believes this new dress code could prevent others from being distracted instead of paying attention in class.

July 18, 2013.

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