- Associated Press - Friday, February 26, 2016

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut high school is ditching a plan for graduates to wear gender-neutral caps and gowns after uproar among seniors this week.

The Greenwich Time reports (https://bit.ly/1QCh4CV ) Greenwich High School Headmaster Chris Winters announced Thursday that students will now have a choice of wearing white or red gowns. Female graduates traditionally wear white and male graduates don red.

Winters said in a letter to seniors and parents that he regrets not engaging students while considering a change to gender-neutral attire.

The school faced opposition after administrators announced earlier this week that all graduating seniors would wear a new red gown with white stripes. He said the change would represent unity.

But the school reversed course after an online petition was created in opposition to the plan.


Information from: Greenwich Time, https://www.greenwichtime.com

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