More change is needed

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By The Staff

It’s time for a change!

I should have written this sooner. But with all the recent changes we have seen, I feel there is not a better time than now.

Every school night, my three girls – twins age 5 and another daughter age 13 – come to me and ask, “Mom, is this OK?”

I say what I think is appropriate.

We go through a regular routine. My 13-year-old comes to me and asks is this OK. I say I think so.

She reminds me that after November, you cannot wear shorts or capris. I say, “Well, they come above your ankles. I think it’s OK.”

Well, I should have looked in the school manual.

At 7:45 a.m., she calls from the school. I need to bring her pants. I was frustrated.

Now, I was going to be late for work. I went to school and she changed.

I think it’s ridiculous that all four schools are different. My twins wore the same kind of outfit.

Did they call me? No.

I think it’s time for a change.

Everywhere you see or hear “it’s time for change.”

Why can’t the middle school change?

As parents, we have been telling our kids times are tough right now. My husband is self-employed. I also work. Money doesn’t grow on trees.

I understand there has to be school regulations. I am not the only parent who puts off school shopping because what kids want to wear – the simplest things – are not allowed.

What upsets me the most is when our middle schooler brings order forms home for school apparel, and what do they sell – hoodies and jackets?

I don’t mind buying (clothes) to show our pride in our schools, but when all they get to do is wear them on the bus and put them in their locker until school is over, it’s ridiculous.

All I’m saying is I think there are times for change. This is one of those times.