ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WJBK) - Parents are preparing to send their children back to the books in just a couple of weeks but Roseville parents received a concerning item listed among the clothing items that are prohibited: the U.S. Flag.
Parents received the letter from the school district this week and began posting to the FOX 2 Facebook page and flooding our inbox with pictures of the dress code. It lists several items as prohibited from tank tops to spandex to pajamas.
The concern, however, lies in the listing farther down that reads 'U.S. Flag'.
Here's how it reads on the letter:
A Student's Dress Should Not Interfere With The Learning Environment.
The Following Are Prohibited:
Tank Tops/Muscle Shirts
Bare Midriff Tops
Spandex/Underwear As Outerwear
Inappropriate Slogans And Emblems
Hats Or Head Gear
Low Cut Shirts
The school says this letter was sent out in error and that the school dress code does not ban the American flag.
According to Assistant Superintendent: Peter Hedemark, the dress code actually reads that the flag shouldn't be worn in a demeaning manner. This is the statement the school posted to Facebook:
"We apologize for the misunderstanding about the informational booklet that was mailed out this week. This booklet was a condensed version of several district and building policies. Regarding our dress code at Roseville High School, the specific language about the American flag states that it shall not be "worn in a demeaning manner." We encourage proud, appropriate, displays of our nation's flag. We will clear up the language in future publications."