Walton Academy Dress Code Controversy

By: Cristina Pfeffer Email
By: Cristina Pfeffer Email

The controversy began this week, over the way a student was wearing a sweat shirt.

"Our policy and every parent and student that has enrolled here has signed off on the policy that they will wear a school uniform,” said Ray Samson, of Walton Academy. “If they want to wear a sweatshirt or hoodie that has a Walton academy logo, then that is the policy, so the policy hasn't changed since the school started."

Apparently some Walton Academy parents thought students had to tuck in the hood of the sweatshirts, even if it was a Walton Academy item.

"I myself personally thought it was a ridiculous rule, because if students want to put a hood on their head, they are going to do it regardless of if they have to have their hood tucked in or not,” said one mother, Melissa Goldsborough.

Sansom says students never had to tuck the hood into their sweatshirt.

But they do have to remove the sweatshirt if it does not meet dress code requirements.

Friday morning, he met with Goldsborough and her son to clarify any misunderstandings.

"Once I brought everything to his attention they did their best to basically please all the parents with this situation that were concerned about this,” said Goldsborough.

This is the first year for Walton Academy's uniform policy.

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