NOTHING LIKE A DRESS CODE to make for a good controversy, especially if it’s got to do with schools.
As the Kamloops-Thompson School District mulls over changes to its dress code, media across the country are having a field day with an incident involving a NorKam secondary student.
The student in this one is Karis Wilson, who has articulately been making her case against the application of the dress code that resulted in her being told to either change her outfit or go home for the day. She went home.
The school’s decision incensed her dad, Chris Wilson, who took to social media (which is what we do these days). And who can blame Mr. Wilson for defending his child? He points out that Karis was wearing a black knee-length spaghetti-strap dress over a white turtle neck. It has lace edgings.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.