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Why did Ashley implement a new dress code one day after the tax-free weekend?

Pressley Baird
StarNews

Q. Ashley High School just implemented a new dress code, a day after the tax-free weekend when many parents went out shopping for their kids school clothes. Is there any requirement on how long a notice they need to give for such a rule? This is causing a financial hit to many parents that that thought they were all set from tax-free weekend.

A. Ashley High School’s supposed dress code change was actually a copy and paste error, said Principal Kenneth Bowen.

Bowen said he changed the student and parent handbook this year to add and update information, and when he did, formatting shifted on the dress code page. That caused confusion about the different dress code requirements for male and female students, he said.

Bowen said the school sent out an automated call to parents and updated the information in its online handbook.

For Ashley’s full student-parent handbook, click here.  Dress code information begins on page 20.

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