by River Falls Journal
November 14, 2012 at 5:19 am in River Falls Journal
The Janesville Board of Education planned to discuss proposed dress code for district employees when it met this week.
Tags: Education, lifetyle, Wisconsin 6 Comments »
I hope bus drivers are exempt.
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Are Janesville bus drivers school district employees, or does the district hire a bus company to provide that service?
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If you can’t tell the difference in dress between a student and a teacher, you might have a problem. If teaching is a profession, perhaps teachers should look the part, not that dress is important but setting an example might be. I know that I am from the old school, but I think that setting an example is important.
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I still remember my chemistry teacher explaining to us that he wore jeans because it takes chemicals a little bit longer to eat through them if there’s a spill. It was kind of a sobering moment.
It looks like there’ll be exceptions for some positions to account for things like that.
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If he was truly handling dangerous chemicals, he should have been wearing a protective smock or apron. Would the school allow students to handle those same chemicals in their street clothes?
I understand his point, but did he handle those chemicals every day, or was it his excuse to wear jeans every day?
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He was most definitely not a jeans person, in any way, shape or form. I got the feeling he’d've much preferred a suit and tie. Very formal person, and very strict about rules.
I don’t think it was that he’d be handling dangerous chemicals as scheduled, but rather that unexpected accidents can occur even when taking the best safety precautions. I believe he also had some safety clothing requirements for students, though I’m not entirely positive (it’s been 14 years).
I know the shop teacher sure did–the story about the girl whose hair got caught in the router comes to mind. Not a good place to wear a tie, either…
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