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    Boys could not wear shorts even in the hottest months and no white or thin pants on girls.
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      Field Day

      At least it got me outta class.
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        8bitBandit wrote:
        Boys could not wear shorts even in the hottest months and no white or thin pants on girls.

        My schools were the same way with shorts. Finally in the 8th grade during the 91-92 school year they started allowing them as a test. No one abused the rule and it became permanent. Some kids wore shorts even during the coldest days. I never wore them in part because of how cold they kept the classrooms. We were one of the last districts that were allowed to wear them. Before the 1980s they required girls to wear dresses and didn't allow t-shirts or tennis shoes.
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          Now, one teacher at my school had Tinkertoys. You were not allowed to make right angles because 1st graders absurdly posed them as guns and pointed them at 3rd graders.
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            When I was a senior in high school, it was the mid 90's. Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and Soundgarden were in heavy rotation on the local radio stations, flannel button-up shirts worn UNbuttoned with your favorite band's t-shirt underneath paired with ripped jeans were a typical day's attire, and guys sported longer hair than some girls. Personally, I'd been growing my hair out for months and months for that perfect Cobain 'do (I'm also a natural blonde).

            Only a few weeks before graduation, my school's principal decided to enact a new rule regarding boys' haircuts - specifically, that boys' hair couldn't be longer than the tops of their ears. Realize, before I go any further, that my school was a private school that housed k5 - 12, with a total of less than 500 students in all - in fact, I had only 26 people in my entire graduating class. So, that said, this new "hair rule" was basically talking almost exclusively to me as I was the only guy at this particular school with long hair, except for one other underclassman. Basically, the principal told me I would *not* be allowed to graduate until I cut my hair.

            Needless to say, I was P.O.'d because I'd spent so long growing out my hair, only to be told that my efforts were to be in vain if I was to graduate! Ultimately, I graduated with my class, short hair, honors, and all.
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              Back in the early 90's, our junior high banned Bart Simpson tee shirts. I fondly remember wearing one to school and having to turn it inside out for the remainder of the day.
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                bassman21 wrote:
                I could see a kid getting expelled over something like that today. I had really bad allergies as a kid. When I was in private school in the 5th grade my teacher saw some cold tablets my mom gave me to take after lunch. They were the ones that some companies offer in the first aid kit to employees. Well my teacher saw them and took them from me. She told me I needed a note from my mom. Well the next day I brought a note and she advised me that the ASSistant principal made her throw them out and she told me I couldn't have them period. After that I always made sure no one saw me with any medication I brought to school. The rule at most school is you have to have a note and the medication has to be delivered to the nurse in person by the parent.

                Speaking of medication I can think of several cases where some pain medication or some Pepto Bismol might have kept me from going home early from school. As long as the parents signed something at the beginning of the school year authorizing it I see no reason why a school nurse can't give these things. I mean they could call the parent and even ask them, but no they still see too much liability. Its even a law here in Texas. I'm sure some naturalist, anti vaccine nutjobs lobbied for it.


                Yes, I just started my permanent teaching job and we had "the talk" about medications. They don't allow them at all unless they are for diabetes or emergencies like an epi pen or inhaler. I really hate that rule... quite frankly, you could send your kid to school with those dissolving Tylenol strips now and no one would know. And I hate it as a teacher to have to enforce these things, but I understand why they're strict about it. I work in a middle school now and last year when I had middle school students along with the younger kids, we had an 8th grade girl steal her aunt's narcotic pain-killers from home and she and another girl were sent to the hospital for overdosing. So it is necessary in a lot of ways, for those reasons, and liability issues on the school and teachers. But so many kids just need these things sometimes. As long as they're sneaky about it, I don't mind. I know a lot of my students are very responsible and know how to take care of themselves.
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                  Sunriser wrote:

                  Yes, I just started my permanent teaching job and we had "the talk" about medications. They don't allow them at all unless they are for diabetes or emergencies like an epi pen or inhaler. I really hate that rule... quite frankly, you could send your kid to school with those dissolving Tylenol strips now and no one would know. And I hate it as a teacher to have to enforce these things, but I understand why they're strict about it. I work in a middle school now and last year when I had middle school students along with the younger kids, we had an 8th grade girl steal her aunt's narcotic pain-killers from home and she and another girl were sent to the hospital for overdosing. So it is necessary in a lot of ways, for those reasons, and liability issues on the school and teachers. But so many kids just need these things sometimes. As long as they're sneaky about it, I don't mind. I know a lot of my students are very responsible and know how to take care of themselves.

                  I had a couple of teachers in high school that left a bottle of pain reliever like Tylenol on their desk and didn't mind if we took some. They would tell us that they were not allowed to administer any meds and would turn the other way when we took some. It was mostly girls that took it for their cycle.
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                    The rule about uniforms was pretty dumb. I'm glad I never had to wear any.
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                      The "no bags" rule for the last week of school. The school was concerned that people would smuggle in things for pranks like eggs and stuff. It sucked when you had to return your books to the school, and take home your P.E. clothes. I think even lunchboxes and bags were banned too.

                      All the smart vandals just his the prank supplies in an older sibling's car and threw them from the car.

                      The whole neighborhood around the school got egged. It smelled like rotten eggs for a week!
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                        thecrow174 wrote:
                        The rule about uniforms was pretty dumb. I'm glad I never had to wear any.

                        I used to feel that way, but it kind of makes sense to me now that I'm older. I'm sure you see the way some kids come to school and remember how some kids mocked kids that didn't wear designer clothes. The whole vibe of the school really changes when you have some dress standard. I'm not talking about some silly uniform like some British schools have or dress up uniforms like some private schools have. I'm talking about some standards like polo shirts, proper fitted shorts/pants, closed toe shoes/socks. Most schools give you a choice of colors. It really simplified things for parents too. The only down side is most kids probably want to change out of it after school which could lead to more laundry.
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                          I had a teacher no coats in her room. Now my middle school was like an ice box for one and two her class was normally after lunch and they had us go outside for 15 minutes after lunch. I was late every day cause I had to go from the main floor (which was the 2nd due to slit entry stair well) to the 4th where my locker was back to 2nd for class.
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                            • 1 year 11 months ago
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                            I went to private Catholic schools so we had more rules than public schools.

                            Boys and girls had to tuck in their shirts. We had uniforms. Boys had to wear a belt.

                            The biggest problem occurred in 1995 when this idiotic bitch principal came to town. Someone was flushing whole rolls of toilet paper in the boy's bathroom down near the upper grades. The principal came on the p.a. system stating that she would lock both boys and girls bathrooms because of this issue.

                            Being a stupid bitch, she instead only "locked" the boys bathroom. There was tape over it and we couldn't go to the bathroom UNLESS it was a designated bathroom break or it was an emergency. Keep in mind that by 7-8th grades, you don't take designated bathroom breaks anymore. It was awful and I never forgave her nor the school for this. It went on for about 2 weeks. As a 7th grader, those two weeks felt like a month. She never recouped her popularity and left the school, most likely because she was fired for being a worthless fat-ass.
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                              survivor147 wrote:
                              I went to private Catholic schools so we had more rules than public schools.

                              Boys and girls had to tuck in their shirts. We had uniforms. Boys had to wear a belt.

                              The biggest problem occurred in 1995 when this idiotic bitch principal came to town. Someone was flushing whole rolls of toilet paper in the boy's bathroom down near the upper grades. The principal came on the p.a. system stating that she would lock both boys and girls bathrooms because of this issue.

                              Being a stupid bitch, she instead only "locked" the boys bathroom. There was tape over it and we couldn't go to the bathroom UNLESS it was a designated bathroom break or it was an emergency. Keep in mind that by 7-8th grades, you don't take designated bathroom breaks anymore. It was awful and I never forgave her nor the school for this. It went on for about 2 weeks. As a 7th grader, those two weeks felt like a month. She never recouped her popularity and left the school, most likely because she was fired for being a worthless fat-ass.


                              So you didn't get to use the restroom at all?

                              We had the same thing happen to us in 1st grade. Some kids were vandalizing the restrooms from throwing wet TP on the ceiling to writing curse words on the walls. The principal banned anyone from using the restroom outside of the 3 scheduled breaks. It was horrible and hard for a 6 to 7 year old. I think it only lasted for a few weeks. I had to deal with teachers denying the restroom all through school beyond that experience.
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                                Chevy_man_24 wrote:
                                I had a teacher no coats in her room. Now my middle school was like an ice box for one and two her class was normally after lunch and they had us go outside for 15 minutes after lunch. I was late every day cause I had to go from the main floor (which was the 2nd due to slit entry stair well) to the 4th where my locker was back to 2nd for class.

                                So no coats were allowed in class? I've heard of this rule at other schools and think its cruel. Especially if they keep the classrooms cold.
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                                  pikachulover wrote:
                                  The "no bags" rule for the last week of school. The school was concerned that people would smuggle in things for pranks like eggs and stuff. It sucked when you had to return your books to the school, and take home your P.E. clothes. I think even lunchboxes and bags were banned too.

                                  All the smart vandals just his the prank supplies in an older sibling's car and threw them from the car.

                                  The whole neighborhood around the school got egged. It smelled like rotten eggs for a week!

                                  Yeah, but the best pranks couldn't be contained to a simple backpack....
                                  Don't pay any attention to the evil spirited and dead of heart. They're not worth your time.
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                                    bassman21 wrote:
                                    Chevy_man_24 wrote:
                                    I had a teacher no coats in her room. Now my middle school was like an ice box for one and two her class was normally after lunch and they had us go outside for 15 minutes after lunch. I was late every day cause I had to go from the main floor (which was the 2nd due to slit entry stair well) to the 4th where my locker was back to 2nd for class.

                                    So no coats were allowed in class? I've heard of this rule at other schools and think its cruel. Especially if they keep the classrooms cold.

                                    She said it was to be fair to the kids who didn't have or couldn't afford jackets. We couldn't even put it on the back of our chair it had to be in our locker.
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                                      during my senior year of high school, my school made a rule about wearing any colors that were affiliated with gangs, which is dumb by itself because there are so many colors affiliated with gangs we all should have shown up to school naked. But even dumber they started to enforce it I remember a massive amount of the basketball team getting suspended, as well as many other people for wearing "Bloods affiliated colors" black & red, funny enough those were our school colors. realistically the administration (who were definitely racist) wanted a reason to be able to suspend whoever they wanted whenever they wanted.
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                                        Yepitspat wrote:
                                        during my senior year of high school, my school made a rule about wearing any colors that were affiliated with gangs, which is dumb by itself because there are so many colors affiliated with gangs we all should have shown up to school naked. But even dumber they started to enforce it I remember a massive amount of the basketball team getting suspended, as well as many other people for wearing "Bloods affiliated colors" black & red, funny enough those were our school colors. realistically the administration (who were definitely racist) wanted a reason to be able to suspend whoever they wanted whenever they wanted.


                                        That reminds me of something I read online about a school banning Halloween costumes at the school that were "gang colors".
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                                          My school didn't require uniforms but it was still a bad school to go to. Let me explain the school.

                                          First all classes did a color system. You start as green. If you talked or something your color changes to yellow. If you got on yellow you have 5 minutes off of recess. Next is orange. Orange will give you silent lunch and 10 minutes off recess. Final color change is red. Red gives you silent lunch and no recess. If you misbehave further the teacher will call your mom or dad and tell them what you did. Not having your agenda signed moves you to yellow. No homework or low grades moves you to orange. Even 5th grade went by this system. My school still goes by this system today.

                                          Next was AR tests. When you finish a book you will have to take a quiz that asks questions about the book to verify that you actually read the book. Picture books had 5 questions, chapter books had 10 questions, and chapter books with more than 300 pages like Harry Potter had 20 questions. I never have gotten any score over 60. I even made a 0 on one test. I got a note sent to my dad for making a 10 on a Harry Potter book. This gotten to the point where the teacher had to read the questions to me. I was still making low scores so my teacher had to give me a notebook where I had to write a summary of each chapter of the book and look back at the notebook during my test. I still made low scores. The teacher added a rule where you had to write a summary of the book if you made less than a 70 on an AR test. She said that I was the reason why she added the rule. The school also still does this today.

                                          Then the school had a store where you could buy stuff like bracelets (this was before FunLoom and even Silly Bandz existed, I had 5th grade in 2000.), goo, pencils/pens, erasers, or SpongeBob minifigures (yes it actually was 2000, it probably wasn't SpongeBob but at least some yellow character [note that this was before Pac-Man or Pikachu were popular so they are not the character.]). I rarely went to the store because I had disabled parents who couldn't work, and when I went to the store everyone got all the goo and I couldn't afford bracelets so I got the minifigures. Which sucked because the bracelets and the goo were real popular at school. Later on they replaced the goo with two new goos named "Aurora Slime" and "Mars Mud". I hated the Mars Mud as did the other children, and everyone bought all the Aurora Slime. The school store is still at the school today, which sucks! Kids are even having the goo taken away from them now.

                                          You could not looked at the other children's work because they thought it was "cheating". I got on red once for "cheating".

                                          Even if you pay, you could only get ice cream if you didn't get on orange or red at all the week. It did reset every week though. Still a rule today.

                                          I was pretty much not doing well in school. I got 0's on my test, got scolded unnreasonably by my teachers, got color changes all the time, and my parents got upset when they saw the notes. One kid named Isaac Hunter was getting color changes all year, refusing to do his work, getting sent to the principal office (which I only got sent to the principals office once.), and not allowed to have recess. That was the opposite of me.

                                          The reading teacher enforced a rule that we have to read for 30 minutes each day except for Friday. Which I hated because I always missed episodes of Power Rangers Time Force. You also received a sheet of homework from all three teachers plus the reading for 30 minutes. You didn't get any homework on Friday, which made me happy. All of the homework combined took an hour and a half to do. Thank god the NEW episodes were on Saturdays

                                          Each class had a "warm up". No, it was not exercising, it was where there are 2-5 questions of the subject you are at on the board that we had to answer on a piece of paper each time we entered the classroom. I found warm ups to be a waste of time

                                          I didn't like doing the pledge either.

                                          Because of my poor experience at that school, which I am not going to name, my parents homeschooled me for the rest of my school life. I was proud of homeschooling. Even after Fox Kids became obsolete I continued to hate learning.

                                          I only went to that school for 5th grade in 2000-2001. The school I went to before 5th grade was a good school that actually knew what the hell they were doing. It had no concerns or anything.

                                          Yeah. I did have an extremely rough life.
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