Orange Beach School Board discusses dress code controversy at meeting
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Thursday’s Orange Beach City school board meeting was tense at times as parents searched for answers after last week’s contentious assembly.
Last week, this assembly took place to discuss several things with the students. But after the male students were fired, parents said that was where the problem started.
The female students were reportedly told by an anonymous person that the dress code the boys cite “couldn’t control their hormones”. And the girls had to “take more precautions to avoid distractions and inappropriate behavior”.
Superintendent Randy Wilkes responded quickly days later with a statement apologizing to anyone offended by the comments. And says an explanation of intent was immediately given for these comments.
“Whenever something is not what it should be, you take responsibility and present some type of corrective action,” Superintendent Wilkes said.
At the end, a council member spoke about the importance of working together for the well-being of the students. This is something Superintendent Wilkes agrees with.
“Our Board of Directors is well intentioned. It’s a lovely group of people. They work hard. I think this message that was shared by one of our board members, Mr. Randy McKinney, really speaks for all of us,” Wilkes said.
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