NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT — A school district is cracking down on hoodies in the classroom.

In a message to parents, New Britain Public Schools superintendent Nancy Sarra says there’s a time and a place for hooded sweatshirts, and it’s not in the classroom.

“This is about preparing our students to be career ready and recognizing that in many cases, hooded sweatshirts aren’t a part of the attire adults wear to work. We want to help our students dress for the part of success,” she said.

She says there’s a time and a place for hooded sweatshirts, like recess and dress down days and on the way to school.

The district says another reason they are stepping up enforcement is because all of their students must wear name tags that have to be seen.


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