Much ado has been made over what high schoolers are wearing to school these days. A Utah school has taken dress code concerns to a new level by Photoshopping the yearbook photos of some of its students. Female students.
According to an article in Think Progress, photos were digitally altered to extend necklines and cover bare shoulders. The worst part—the teens in question weren't consulted about the proposed changes to their images.
Curiously, the Photoshopping appeared to be random—some of the images of similarly dressed girls went untouched, while others were altered. School admins claim the editing was done in keeping with its stringent dress code policy, and have no qualms about the manipulation.
“We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we’re trying to do in that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things,” said Wasatch County School District superintendent, Terry E. Shoemaker.
Prohibited under the school's dress code are clothes that “cause an actual and/or perceived disruption of the educational environment or activities.”
In the interests of modesty, "shoulders, midriff, back, underwear, and cleavage" must be covered at all times. Nix the short skirts, spaghetti straps, crop tops, as well as anything deemed too tight or revealing.