Ugg Boots Banned From School: Is This Reasonable or Going Too Far?
The new policy came after students were found hiding cell phones in their winter boots.
Starting today, students at a Pennsylvania middle school can no longer wear their Ugg boots to class after officials at the school in Pottsville discovered cell phones and other contraband items hidden in their shoes, according to a post by WGNTV.
The story has hit both local and national news as a topic of discussion, with the principal of the Pa. middle school stating that the boots should be treated like a hat or coat and must be removed before going to class, according to an article by The Mercury newspaper.
Boots are not mentioned in the Carroll County Public School System dress code, although shoes with wheels and bedroom slippers are explicitly listed as unacceptable to wear.
Do you think this is unreasonable or is the Ugg boot policy one that could be used in Carroll County Public Schools to keep cell phones out of classrooms?