Dress Code needs to be reviewed and improved

Anastazya Marin, sophomore

Dear Editor,

One aspect of Stroudsburg School District that I think can be improved is the dress code policy. This could be improved because students arenai??i??t allowed to wear hoodies due to it being a ai???choking hazardai???, but it is mandatory that we wear a student ID, which is also a ai???choking hazard.”

In addition to the dress code policy, it is mandatory that all students wear skirts or dresses that are knee length. Those who wear a skirt or dress that is a little bit above the knee get ACE, but those who wear miniskirts or a short dress donai??i??t always get ACE. All students should be obligated to follow the rules.

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8 Responses to “Dress Code needs to be reviewed and improved”

  1. Anaya white on March 24th, 2017 12:23 PM

    Okay so high school is suppose to prepare us for college right ? College there is not a “dress code ” . I don’t understand why we have one . Students who don’t get into trouble , like myself , are catching their first , second , third offenses off of the clothing we wear . I don’t understand how the clothes we wear changes the way we learn .

  2. Leiyla O'Dowd on March 24th, 2017 12:41 PM

    I agree with Anaya, this “dress code” we have honestly prepares us for nothing. Schools always tell us to be ourselves, when yet they put a limit on our appearance at young ages. And you wonder why people grow up and are so scared to be who they are and dress the way we want because even high school is expecting us to look a certain way that fits their needs.

  3. Tori on March 27th, 2017 7:55 AM

    I definitely agree with everything in the article. Especially how everyone should have to follow the rules. I see girls almost everyday coming in with skirts/dresses that just barely even reach their fingertips, but there are other girls getting dress coded for wearing things that actually go down to their knees. It’s ridiculous.

  4. Kira Darlington on March 27th, 2017 8:47 AM

    I agree with this and would like to add something. In addition to the length of the skirts, I’d like it so that the faculty and teachers kept in mind how hard it is to actually find a skirt with the right length and how some girls with longer legs, like myself, have an even harder time. A skirt that would be the right length for someone might be an inch or a half above the knee on someone else.
    I’d so like to add how I don’t think it’s incredibly fair how potentially sexist the dresscode is, mainly how most rules apply only for girls and how sometimes inappropriate the teachers or faculty may seem when checking the girls.
    Apparently it’s distracting that a boy can see my shoulders but someone the ones in college manage to do just fine with girls wearing less.

  5. Zixin Zeng on March 27th, 2017 11:01 AM

    I agree with this. The school wants the teens to feel comfortable, but they are not felling comfortable if they are not allowed to express themselves. Some students don’t follow the school dress code anyway.

  6. Shavaughn Frank on March 28th, 2017 1:34 PM

    The reason we have a dress code is to unify all the students and I get that but now it has gone to far. The administration and teachers of the school are cracking down on the dress code for no reason. For as many restrictions the school puts on students is how many ways kids will find a way around it. We should go to no dress code and students would be happier and prepared to learn.

  7. Mara Batt on April 21st, 2017 6:14 PM

    Through my years at Stroudsburg I have actually grown to like the dress code. Getting dressed every morning in clothes that are professional and nice make me feel that way about myself. It has also thought me a bit about what a professional young person dresses like, which will be good when I’m looking for a job.

    Of course, there are inconsistencies in enforcement- some people get in trouble for the things that other people slip right by with. But our administration is only human, they can’t keep up with things all the time. I have noticed over the years that certain aspects of the dress code are loosening up. We can wear colored shoes, skinny pants are fine, and just recently girls have been allowed to wear dresses without collars. The crack downs come when people start abusing their privileges. I know from experience that if you generally respect the rules, you will be allowed to get away with little things here and there.

  8. Erica on April 3rd, 2018 12:27 PM

    we should be allowed to express who we are by wearing what we want. wearing a dress code does not effect the way we learn. in collage you are allowed to express yourself and isn’t that what high school is about, teaching us and preparing us for collage.

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