"I feel like they're degrading the children," Lashonda Peterson, whose daughter's mostly black shoes had duct tape put on the top of her shoe, told KENS. "This the third year my kids have attended this school, and I just feel like they've just gone a little overboard."
One parent, who spoke to the television station, but requested anonymity, said her child was removed from class because she was not wearing white socks.
"She's in seventh grade and never had an issue. Ever, ever, ever," the parent told KENS. "And just over some socks, the color of the socks. I was like, 'No, it doesn't make no sense.'"
In a statement to news outlets, IDEA Public Schools said uniform guidelines were communicated before the school year started:
"IDEA Public Schools believes that uniforms play an important role in maintaining a culture of focused learning and positive behavior. We communicated uniform expectations with families prior to the start of the school year and will continue to ensure families are informed via campus communications and parent meetings.".