|Case Study: Dress Code|
The purpose of this assignment is to encourage principal candidates to consider the issue of the school dress code from several perspectives.
Part 1: Case Analysis
1. Brief summary of the case
2. Identify the issues to be resolved
3. Stakeholders involved in the issues
4. One or two existing laws or court rulings that relate to the issues
5. District policies that relate to the issues
6. Possible solutions to the issues
7. The solutions chosen to resolve the issues
8. Action steps (2-5) for implementing your solutions, including a timeline for each step
9. Potential moral and legal consequences of each solution
Part 2: Rationale
Support the case analysis with 500-word rationale explaining the solutions you chose and how each solution:
· Reflects professional ethics, integrity, and fairness.
· Promotes social justice and ensures that individual student needs inform all aspects of schooling.
· Promotes collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations.
Cite the case and any other source documents as appropriate.
If possible, share your analysis with your principal mentor and make revisions based on his or her feedback before submitting with Part 1.
While APA style format is required.
This assignment uses a rubric
10 Case Analysis: 1-3
10 Case Analysis:4-5
20 Case Analysis: 6-8
10 Case Analysis: 9
20 Sources, Mechanics
You are assistant principal. It is May your first year. You have been talking about updating dress code for next year, providing consequences along with ensuring students wear ID cards on a lanyard at all times. This is a major undertaking since this year there since there were over 2,000 dress code violations and over 2,500 ID card violations this year.
Currently, students out of dress code are sent to in-school suspension ISS room where they are asked to change, put their sweater back on, call a parent, etc. Each violation is logged and there are consequences after the third violation. Male teachers do not like to dress code girls, and the women teachers often argue with girls over the width of shirt straps and the length of shorts. It is also an issue when girls wear leggings or yoga pants with short shirts, items that are too tight, and clothing with cut our areas. Boys are most often dress coded for inappropriate shirt slogans or sagging pants. Often, students change and never go to the ISS room. It is a tracking nightmare.
Teachers do not like to argue with the students, so they tend to ignore the situation. Some parents are appalled at the way students dress, and they share their opinions with administration through emails and phone calls. They have recommended students wear uniforms; however, wearing uniforms is a district decision. Administration is frustrated with the number of the referrals and the long list of students for detention.
In addition to the clothing issues, students often do not wear their school ID cards, even though they are regularly reminded to do so. The students tend to keep them in their pockets, backpacks, or purse. They are asked to wear them for safety reasons, which were outlined by the district. It is not an administrative choice to eliminate the wearing of ID cards. Students who do not have an ID card must be sent to the ISS room for a sticker or buy a new ID card at the cost of $5.
The current dress code has been in place for 10 years. It includes the width of shirt straps, the length of shorts/dresses, the neckline of girl’s shirts, gang-related clothing, saggy pants etc