Principal Farmer’s response to dress code survey editorial

Mr. Farmer responds to RedEye’s dress code survey editorial.


Mr. Farmer meets with students on Tuesday to discuss how Manual can improve the dress code. Photo courtesy of Ms. Boggs.

Guest Contributor

Dear Manual Family, 

The search for practices that best serve our students and families is always my intention as principal of Manual High School. A recent publication of a dress expectation survey unfortunately did not present my efforts to do such. For that I do apologize. Every student and parent has the right to attend a school without structures in place that intentionally or unintentionally create any racial or gender biases or inequality issues. Manual has a very inclusive and diverse population. This for me is a point of celebration, not a platform for the opposite. Therefore, dress expectations must reflect that. I will make this right. I want all stakeholders to know that I strive to uphold the best and truest traditions for our students, Excellence, Diversity and Tradition.

Darryl Farmer, Principal

Manual High School


Manual RedEye published this response as a courtesy at the request of Mr. Farmer. You can read “OPINION: Dress code survey lacks clarity, perpetuates inequality” here.