Students polled about dress code in St. Johns County schools

Published on May 12, 2023 at 11:12 am

Students at five schools in St. Johns County are receiving questionnaires as part of a yearslong probe into how the school district imposed its student dress code.

Students at Bartram Trail High School, Nease High School, Creekside High School, St. Augustine High School and Switzerland Point Middle School received a link to the online survey, which asked students about the number of times they’d received a warning or discipline for violating the district’s dress code policy.

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The federal Title IX investigation began in 2021, after multiple complaints by parents and students who claimed the code was discriminatory toward female students in both how it was written and how it was being imposed. The district later revised its dress code.

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