Community weighs in on principal’s comments about girls’ clothing


This situation sparked a heated debate. A meeting was held after controversy surrounding new policy changes at a Chicago high school that includes changes to the dress code. On Wednesday, members of King College Prep High School’s Local School Council played audio at the Board of Education meeting of the new principal, Melanie Beatty-Sevier, talking about dress code changes at a meeting last week. In the audio, the principal could be heard linking girls dressing “provocatively” to the CPS sex abuse scandal. Some LSC representatives were outraged. They said the way young women are dressed has nothing to do with sexual abuse.


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