Wow, Mrs. Nettie thats a great dress youre wearing today,
said Merilee as she walked through the cafeteria towards the rest
room. Not ten minuets later Sarah walked past the office wearing
a dress almost identical to Mrs. Netties, only to be stopped by
the principal Mr. Meth.
Sarah was forced to change, because her
dress was not following the school dress policy, Mrs. Nettie did
not have to change. This story illustrates just one of Nicholas
County High Schools dress code rules. Nicholas County High
School demands too much asking students to abide by their
unreasonable dress code. The school needs to take a closer look
at what they are demanding. If the school decides to have a
dress code everyone should be forced to abide by the code,
The dress code is followed by all students but it would seem
more fair and efficient if teachers would abide by the dress code
Teachers should set an example of how students should
dress. Because students look up to teachers, and respect their
actions. If teachers break the rules then students feel they have
As fashion changes students at Nicholas County High School
tend to keep up with the new styles. For instance, athletic
sandals are very in right now, and many students find them very
comfortable and stylish. But unfortunately, during the 2000-2001
school year many new factors addressing the school dress policy
have come into affect. One rule being, no athletic sandals
without heal straps may be worn during school hours.
I find this
very silly, because students spend so much money on sandals over
the summer, that it would be wasteful not to be able to wear them
to school. Students spend most of there time during the school
year at school, therefore they should be comfortable so they
might have a more pleasurable learning experience.
Another factor to changing fashions is, most shorts and
skirts are made higher than three inches above the knee. However
Nicholas County High Schools dress code does not permit shorts or
skirts higher than three inches above the knee. This is
ridiculous because most stores dont even sell shorts that long.
Maybe the school officials can take the entire student body on a
shopping trip and try to find a wardrobe that abides by their
I doubt they would find this a fun task.
Nicholas County Highs dress code is too strict. In this day
and age with new fashion and with the different personalities of
every student, students should be permitted to dress how they
choose, as long as what they choose is decent. The way people
dress is an expression of their personalities. When you take
away the right of expression you are basically telling people not
to be themselves. Students have the right as people to express
themselves how they please, and if this means breaking dress
codes then so be it.
Even so, if Nicholas County High School
insists on keeping this unreasonable dress code then teachers
should set a good example and follow the code also.