Nebo School District updates dress code, removes language about ‘cross-dressing’

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SPANISH FORK (News4Utah) – Nebo School District officials drastically edited the district dress code after hearing from well-prepared students on hats. Now, hats are allowed in secondary schools, and an extensive list of items were removed from the code. 

District spokesperson Lana Hiskey said because students asked for change, district officials, “Realized this policy was very outdated, it had a lot of specific language that really didn’t need to be there.”

Five students approached the board for the freedom to wear hats in class. Their teacher, Amy Huhtala, credits their success to their preparedness. 

One section specifically removes the restriction on “cross-dressing.” It used to read: Extreme clothing, which includes but is not limited to, sagging clothing; excessively oversized clothing; clothing that is mutilated, torn, ripped, or frayed; and cross-gender dressing or grooming are prohibited.

It now reads in part: Clothing must be modest. Modesty includes covering shoulders, midriff, back, underwear, and cleavage. Inappropriately short, tight, or revealing clothing is prohibited.

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