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Dress code has been the biggest topic between the Board officials and parents. There have

been many decisions and arguments that were worked out by administration and local

school, often at the request of parents. There should be a dress code for students for

several reasons.

Many public schools today are making dangerous decisions and these decisions

may end up saving someone's life. The decisions are about school uniforms and dress

codes. Public schools are beginning to open their eyes to the real world and see what their

students are wearing and what the clothes are about. Some schools have banned any

clothes with inappropriate symbols or sayings. Baggy wear is very dangerous. Schools are

now even taking away the privilege of those clothes for the reason that weapons and other

dangerous, illegal items may be smuggled in under loose pants, hats, shirts and jackets.

The cost of maintaining a stylish wardrobe can be expensive. Many families have

more important things to spend their money on than the image of school children. The

dress code may be a way to keep the costs of school down for those families. In some

schools, there has even been fighting or stealing based on expensive sneakers or jewelry.

There are many clothes in fashion for boys and girls which are not appropriate for school

dress. Good taste and common sense should dictate parental



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