Don’t let the name of the school fool you
This Saturday, October 16, 2010, is homecoming at Romeo High School in Michigan. Concerned about sexually explicit dancing, the school board passed a policy requiring all students who attend the dance and their parents to sign a contract.
As principal Michael Kaufman stated “It just comes down to what’s appropriate and not appropriate for a high school dance. . . .To some degree, it’s common sense.” The idea for the contract was borrowed, he said, from other school districts.
The contract forbids “freaking, grinding or any other type of dancing which could be construed as vulgar or provocative.”
The students will be given two wrist bands to wear. The first violation means a warning and the loss of a wrist band. A second incident results in expulsion from the dance and a call to the student’s parents. No opposition from parents has been voiced regarding the policy.
This is another situation where behavior has an affect on others. Is it okay to make those around you uncomfortable by a display of sexual promiscuity? Is “all the kids do it” or “it’s the latest style” an acceptable reason to do away with the policy?