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Cumberland Schools Change Graduation Dress Code for Female Students

Posted January 19, 2007 1:09 p.m. EST
Updated January 19, 2007 7:47 p.m. EST

— Female students at Cumberland County schools will have a little leeway for their graduation.

Last year, Douglas Byrd High School officials did not let Bobbie Spanbauer walk across the stage during graduation. She wanted to wear pants instead of a dress.

School leaders said Spanbauer waited too long to voice her concern.

Under the new dress code, male students must still wear dress pants.