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Parents say CCHS administration inaccessible after 'skirt ban'

Posted at 11:33 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 18:21:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - With summer break approaching, students and parents at Cathedral Catholic High School are pushing to be heard by the school's administration. This comes a week after school leaders decided the girls will not be allowed to wear skirts next year.

Students, along with their parents, have been protesting since Monday. Parents tell 10News the push is much more than just the students being allowed to wear skirts.

"We just want an opportunity to be heard," says parent Michelle Adams. "The girls would like to wear skirts. It's been a tradition here at the school for forever."

It's been one week since the students and parents found out about the changes to next year's dress code. The girls will only be allowed to wear pants, capri pants, and Bermuda shorts.

Parents say they wish the school would have included them before making the decision.

"It's not so much about the skirts but about the process and the fact that this mandate was just dropped down on high without really consulting," says parent Matthew Boyd.

"Our principals are both men," says 10th grade student Samantha Conant. "They don't understand. It's so unfair how they handled the whole thing."

Since the memo went out last Friday, parents say the administration has been inaccessible.

10News reached out to the Catholic Diocese about the changes in the dress code for next year. We are still waiting on a response.

Summer break is just three days away. Parents say they are still working to meet with the Catholic Diocese and the school's administration on the issue.