At Cardoso Lopes, Amadora, students are no longer prohibited from wearing miniskirts, tops, necklines, slippers and baggy pants. At least, there is no longer a notice at the entrance to the educational institution indicating the school’s dress code, he writes “Newspaper“.
The situation was denounced on Wednesday, September 15, by Sónia Tavares, lead singer of The Gift, through a widely circulated Instagram post. In the photo, the singer showed the poster marked with a cross and a certain item that may or may not be used inside the establishment. In one of the rules of notice for students starting the 2021/2022 school year, it can be read: “Be at school in clean clothes, and avoid exposing parts of the body that may violate public decency.”
The rule was included in the bylaws (IR) of the Amadora group which, according to Alberto Santos, vice president of the National Federation of Parents’ Association, was misinterpreted by the school board, he told “JN”. Alberto Santos said: “I knew the board would change the regulations, but this does not indicate what kind of clothing the students can or cannot wear and I do not understand that it is necessary to change it,” adding that what is in the class is a “misinterpretation of RI” which is based to the student statute law.
This law states that students must “provide appropriate clothing, according to their age, for the dignity of space and the privacy of school activities.”
After the outcry caused by Sonia Tavares’ publication – which reached more than 10,000 likes and over 900 comments, among them “I, as a trustee, dressed like I couldn’t” and “That’s surreal! Surprise! Are these schools?” – The gift singer returned to post on the topic, this time about removing the poster. “Recognize that what sets you apart is what’s in your heart. Respect your body, accept it with pride, but don’t forget that your freedom ends when you invade your neighbour,” he stated.
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