Students protested Turlock Unified dress code, then helped draft new one. What does it allow?

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A few months after Turlock high school students protested their dress code for unfairly targeting females, school officials drafted a new policy — and for the first time, they invited students to help.

The proposed revisions presented at a Tuesday school board meeting permit hats, pajamas, crop tops and spaghetti straps.

The policy is gender-neutral, reflecting students’ requests for a dress code that is enforced consistently and promotes a positive body image, director of student services Gil Ogden said at the meeting. “We wanted an equity-driven dress code,” Ogden said.

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