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Students Upset Over Twin Falls School District Dress Code

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Students in the Twin Falls School District are speaking out about a new dress code policy.

The last time district officials changed the rules was in 2009.

The new dress code change is only for students in 6th through 12th grade.

It’s regarding how short skirts and shorts are allowed to be worn.

"I'm not happy, the two main reasons for the change was enforceability, and professionalism and I think both of those can be better suited."

Students at Twin Falls High School aren't happy about the new dress code policy.

Brooke Fitzgerald is one of those students and she's letting her voice be heard.

"I think changing the dress code to the fingertip level would solve their two problems and also not force students to buy more clothes” said Brooke Fitzgerald, student.

The new policy requires all length of shorts and skirts to be no shorter than just about the knee.

The last time the policy was changed was in 2009.

That’s when shorts and skirts had to be no shorter than mid-thigh in length.

"Feedback we've gotten from parents has been very positive and I'm aware some students don't care for it. There is a petition going around with 260 names and I think that's a healthy situation and students have been real respectful,” said Principal Ben Allen, Twin Falls High School

Student created a petition online asking the Twin Falls School District to change the dress code.

"I also know the policy was changed because of a lot of concerns from parents and students from the last couple of years,” said Allen.

We checked out other school districts policies to compare.

In Meridian Schools, shorts or skirts have to be no shorter than three inches above the knee.

In Idaho Falls schools, short or skirt hemlines must be above the normal extension of the student's finger tips.

"With the fingertip length that we are advocating for I don't think that will be an issue,” said Fitzgerald.

An issue that students believe should be looked at by district officials.

To check out the students' petition go to, http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/twin-falls-school-district


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