UPDATE: We’ve learned that Acadiana High has a similar “stoplight day” planned for homecoming.
Here’s a September 18 post from the school’s Facebook page:
KPLC reported yesterday that some parents are concerned about a school event that encourages kids to wear colors to signify relationship status.
The “stoplight day” event, held during homecoming week at Iowa Middle and High Schools, has attracted attention, KPLC reports.
“Kids should be kids. Sure, some middle school kids are going to have boyfriends and girlfriends and crushes, but I don’t think we need the school to play matchmaker for a 10 to 14-year-old,” one Iowa Middle School parent, M.J. Mouton, told the station.
Green meant you’re single, yellow meant “it’s complicated” and red indicated you were taken.
Mouton said this theme could open students up to bullying at school, depending on whether or not they have a significant other. He was so concerned, he took his opinion on the stoplight-themed day online saying “My daughter’s school has dress up week. Monday is… Wear Red if you are taken. Wear Green if you are single. Wear Yellow if it is complicated. She is in middle school. Totally inappropriate. Welcome to Louisiana.”, where it has almost 20,000 shares and thousands of comments agreeing with him.
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