Do you support revising TDSB Policy P042 (Appropriate Dress) so that it aligns with equity and human rights, and so that it incorporates greater opportunity for student voice in dress code development, review, and revision?
I am absolutely in favour of continuing down the path set by current trustees, who are set to revise TDSB Policy P042. I firmly believe there should be a strong student voice in this process as it is our students who can best provide us with their experiences under the current system. As a mother of three girls in the TDSB — one in elementary school, another in middle school and a third now midway through high school — I know how important it is that they be comfortable with themselves, their bodies and that their emotional health enables them to be ready to learn. Dress codes have traditionally adversely affected girls with punitive measures and shamed them and this is not a positive way to help children develop. I fully support your efforts and applaud you and all your members in working to achieve a better system that works for all our students.