Minnetonka principal’s plea: 'Cover your butts up'

  • Article by: KELLY SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 14, 2012 - 9:25 AM

The principal sent a letter to parents Monday asking them to remind girls to 'keep covered up.'

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ChambamNov. 13, 12 3:56 PM

This is not discriminatory. If it is attire that wouldn't be appropriate in the workplace in terms of coverage, then it isn't appropriate at school. I see millenials and even people in their '30s arrive for job interviews in clothing that is too tight, too low cut, or just plain sloppy. Guess what, I don't hire them, it isn't discrimination, it is called life and learning what is appropriate. BTW, I'm a woman, and I apply the same standards to men, and it sounds like the Minnetonka staff does too. Educators should care.

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blfikoNov. 13, 12 4:13 PM

I wish the principal in our neighboring school district would be so bold to put out such a message! Kudos to Principal Adney for his strong leadership. Looks like you have strong support from your community maybe why so many of our families open enroll.

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kinnickNov. 13, 12 4:14 PM

Ah the good old days when the principal ran the school instead of parents who want to be cool to their kids.[ala kids raising kids] Mr. principal it's very simple send them home and they can return when they are properly dressed case closed move on. I once asked my old h.s. principal why he left,he said remember when you were in trouble at school and were called into my office the first words were "PLEASE don't tell my Dad",I knew it was time to leave when the boy in trouble first words were "I'm going to call my Dad",welcome to the new world!

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mixie7Nov. 13, 12 4:26 PM

Workplaces have dress codes, why shouldn't schools?

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clever1Nov. 13, 12 4:47 PM

Uniforms are a nice idea. I know I have never been distracted by a pair of Mary Janes, white socks to the knees & a skirt following the no more than 2" above the knee rule. Never. Probably no one else has either... I also don't think women are being singled out here. I think spandex and tight leggings can be inappropriate on anyone. Remember David Lee Roth, Ratt or WASP? Boys just won't wear it because they would never hear the end of it & really feel the sting of the towel during gym class. All is wanted is a little help with less distraction. Ask the parents to talk to their kids, take a little time to help the kids dress nice, look good & feel good about themselves & you would think Chairman Mao is governing the school. Time to pick the ball parents & get involved in the game. Oh, the cost you say? I am in my 40's & still make my clothing runs at the second hand stores. Collared shirt, sweater & non denim pants go a long way. Individual style? Well my old school Vans or one star Cons seem to do the trick, even working in a conservative bank. All it takes is a little parenting people. Can't do it? Should have been more like me & not had kids, period.

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arch0049Nov. 13, 12 4:47 PM

Should all public schools have uniforms? No, not in my opinion. Leave that up to the principal, PTA and school boards. Kudos to this principal for sending a message about distractions in class.

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bmw2009Nov. 13, 12 4:49 PM

Anyone questioning Mr. Adney's request may want to look at his track record and results. Minnetonka High School is fortunate to have his services.

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mouthwashNov. 13, 12 5:00 PM

Back in the old days, it was the opposite: a lot of people would complain that the dresses schools _REQUIRED GIRLS TO WEAR_ were too revealing.

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sek2undrstndNov. 13, 12 5:01 PM

Most young males will be distracted no matter what young females wear to school. It's in the genes/jeans.

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monica1872Nov. 13, 12 5:03 PM

Most adult women realize that leggings are NOT pants, they're more like a substantial pair of opaque tights. So unless you are in the workout studio, a long blousey shirt, or shirt-dress should be worn over them. That seems to be the point he's making: context. And it sounds like he has done so respectfully.

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