Dress Code Violation In Schools

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How would you feel if your student were sent home due to a dress code violation? On an outfit that you thought was acceptable? Would you complain to the school board, or tell your child that they cannot wear that anymore? Many parents have controversial feelings towards dress codes and when their child becomes victim to violating it they are often not pleased. Multiple students cannot drive; so when they disregard the school 's dress code, their parents have to pause whatever they are doing to come and pick them up, or bring them new clothes that are suited for the requirements. Parents are often awaken by a call from the school telling them to come in. They may have to leave while in the middle of grocery shopping, or in most cases they have …show more content…
Also, these clothes are usually not the most fashionable pieces of clothing, so students prefer to go home and get their own clothes or have someone bring them clothes from home. Students, both boys and girls, frequently do not correctly follow the school dress code. Without enforcing the dress code stricter, or getting uniforms, kids will continue to miss class, create problems with the faculty, and distract others.
The most controversial problem with students not correctly following the school dress code is that they end up missing a large amount of valuable class time. When a classroom teacher believes a student is not dressed appropriately to the dress code, they will instruct them to go to the office and fix the complication. Whether it is asking someone to bring them clothes, or wearing the clothes the school provides, that student is missing classroom time that they can not get back. One principal even went to the extent of driving a girl to her house to have her change her clothes, because she had on a mini skirt and exposed a small amount of midriff (Boutelle, 2008, para. 1). One solution that could help reduce students missing out on class time is to

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