It’s no surprise for a school to have a dress code when it comes to prom, but one school in Florida has folks riled up about how they tried to get the message out to students.
Stanton College Preparatory School in Jacksonville was forced to apologize after some flyers were posted in the hallway demonstrating what is and isn’t appropriate to wear to the upcoming prom. The signs read, “Are you going to the Stanton prom?” with pictures of various dresses. While those that didn’t match the code featured the reply “no you’re not,” the one dress that did meet the standards read, “Yes, you are a good girl.”
Needless to say folks were up in arms over the apparent condescending message of the posters, and while they were eventually taken down, it didn’t stop the outrage from making its way to social media.
“'Good girl.' How utterly disrespectful and condescending can you be?! This is disgusting," wrote one student, while another added, "always been proud of my high school... until today. Stanton, who are you to define a good girl. THEY ARE ALL GREAT GIRLS #scpgoodgirl.”
The school district eventually released a statement noting that the posters were “not an approved policy by the school or Duval County Public Schools” adding, “both students and staff have been informed this was not acceptable or appropriate guidance for prom dress attire.” The principal at the school reportedly apologized as well.