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NJ school board sticks with strapless dress ban

Thursday, May 02, 2013

A school board in New Jersey has decided to ban girls from wearing strapless dresses to an eighth-grade dance off school grounds to spare them from wardrobe malfunctions.

The board, in a 6-2 vote Wednesday night, agreed to allow single-strap and clear spaghetti strap dresses instead.

The Courier News of Bridgewater reports board members were concerned a strapless gown mishap could get posted online and embarrass a student.

Some parents last month criticized Readington Middle School Principal Sharon Moffat for prohibiting the dresses at a June dance because she said they would distract boys. Some parents said such a statement was sexist while others said they had already purchased their daughters' dresses.

A committee will review the dress code and make recommendations in September.

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Information from: Courier News (Bridgewater, N.J.) , http://www.mycentraljersey.com

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