For the most part, school rules make sense and help keep students safe. They can even be fun traditions. But every once in a while, schools come up with some weird rules, and the results can lead to very unhappy students and parents. Here are 25 Weird School Rules You Won’t Believe Exist.
Pennsylvania school banned Ugg boots
Though it may seem like a style ban at first, the Pennsylvania schools banned Ugg boots because girls were smuggling banned cell phones in them.
High fives and hugs are not allowed
A California junior high school principal banned all high fives and hugs despite an uproar from students. She said students should keep their hands to themselves.
Frisco, TX school bans Christmas
Nicholas Elementary School in Frisco, TX has banned Christmas and any other religious holiday. They specifically noted no Christmas trees or the colors red and green at their winter party. The reason? to avoid offending anyone.
In France, ketchup isn't allowed in school.
In an effort to protect their culture from becoming “too American,” French schools banned ketchup from being put on any food except french fries.
In the UK, best friends are banned
Wanting to encourage children to play in larger groups, schools in the UK have banned “best friends,” hoping it would protect children from the trauma of having break ups with close friends.