In my local high school in Bryan, TX we had a major problem with dress code. Students came to school wearing whatever they wanted. Teachers and principals tried to tell students if they didn’t follow the dress code they would be punished but they never implemented a punishment. Once students saw they could come to school in what they wanted with no punishment it was no reason for them not too. My senior year at the high school is when it got the worst. Girls would come to class in short shorts and dresses, while the boys wore hats and sagged their pants. After parents began to complain about how some students were dressing the school finally saw the problem was getting much bigger and they needed to fix it. In efforts to reduce the dress code issue my school decided to put our hall monitors at each entrance to the school every morning. The hall monitors purpose was to examine each student walking through the door and whether or not they were in dress code. If they felt like a student wasn’t in dress code they wouldn’t let them in. So every morning before we could come into school we would have to show the hall monitors that we were in dress code. Administration thought this policy would work because someone would be looking at each student entering the building and could deny them entrance.
Although their solution worked in some areas it still had major flaws that allowed students to still break dress code rules. Hall monitors standing at the door allowed students to come in that were dressed appropriately but they didn’t monitor the students for their outfits after
they were in the building. All students had to do was either take off layers of clothes or change in the bathroom. Teachers didn’t say anything at first because it was just a couple of students doing it. By the end of the week a lot of other students caught on and started to do the same thing. Another flaw was for the monitors who had the back entrance which was mainly for people who... [continues]
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