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Some senior girls at South Pemiscot High School are speaking out after the Board of Education implemented a new dress code for prom just weeks before the big night. Some senior girls at South Pemiscot High School are speaking out after the Board of Education implemented a new dress code for prom just weeks before the big night.
Last week, students were told they had to follow a dress code for the prom. Last week, students were told they had to follow a dress code for the prom.
That included no cut-outs, no sweetheart neckline, no converse sneakers and dresses must hit the knee. That included no cut-outs, no sweetheart neckline, no converse sneakers and dresses must hit the knee.
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STEELE, MO (KFVS) -

This is a story you may have seen on Facebook and it's getting a lot of attention.

Some senior girls at South Pemiscot High School are speaking out after the Board of Education implemented a new dress code for prom just weeks before the big night.

Last week, students were told they had to follow a dress code for the prom.

That included no cut-outs, no sweetheart neckline, no converse sneakers and dresses must hit the knee.

But with prom less than two months away, many families have already spent hundreds of dollars on that perfect dress, only to find out it doesn't fit what they feel are very strong rules.

Senior Madison Stegall took to social media to gather signatures to do away with the code.

These seniors say they agree that students should dress modestly, but it's too late to implement these rules this year.

"Because it was in the middle of the year and it's not in the student handbook, which is what we as students abide by," said Senior Kristen Lancaster. "They hand us all a handbook at the very beginning of each year and that's the rules that are set forth for the year. And this is not mentioned anywhere in the handbook."

There is a dress code in the student handbook that applies to all dances, including prom.

These seniors say that these other rules aren't included in that dress code.

These students say the Prom Committee raises money for the dance and they've thought about having it off school grounds.

South Pemiscot Schools Superintendent Chris Moore declined comment.

Students plan to bring up this issue at the next school board meeting on March 13.

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