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A North Texas school district is banning hoodies and limiting dresses and skirts

FORNEY, Texas — A North Texas school district has announced an updated dress code for the upcoming school year, including a ban on hoodies and dresses.

The Forney Independent School District, a district of about 14,000 students east of Dallas, announced the changes Tuesday.

Two main changes were outlined in the new dress code:

1. No clothing with hoods (hoodies, jackets, etc.) will be allowed in the building at all times.

2. Dresses, skirts and skorts aren’t allowed for students beyond the 4th grade.

Read the full updated dress code here.

According to the district’s online statement and YouTube video, officials said there are short- and long-term benefits for the new dress code.

The statement said it’ll help students individually and their learning environment as a whole.

“The use of a school dress code is established to improve student self-esteem, bridge socio-economic differences among students, and promote positive behavior, thereby enhancing school safety and improving the learning environment,” the district said.

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