Local News

Cumberland Schools Change Graduation Dress Code for Female Students

Female students at Cumberland County schools will have a little leeway in how they dress for future graduations.

Posted Updated

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — 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.

Copyright 2023 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.