Dress Code Violation Essay

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Ludicrous Punishment for a Meaningless Misdemeanor On average, three students a week at our school receive detentions for a violation of the dress code. Throughout the year, that is around one-hundred and twenty detentions. During the beginning of the year, all classes have trouble wearing the right uniform every day. The 2015-16 BFC Student/Parent Handbook states, “Detentions will be issued for Dress Code violations. If a student’s dress or personal appearance violates the Dress Code and/or the Personal Appearance Code and cannot be immediately remedied, the student will be sent home (unexcused absence)” (28). Violating the rules is an automatic detention, which many students believe is unfair, and should be changed. I understand that the…show more content…
Why would we change it? Well, why not? How does harming students’ reputations help? Keeping Bishop Foley’s student’s records clean will help them later in life. Isn’t this school supposed to prepare you for college? Why then, do we make our students look as if they can’t follow directions, and have made a serious mistake. Save them the trouble, and keep their records clean. Change the punishment, or change the dress code. Students who know how to respect the rules and do as they are told, shouldn’t have their reputations suffer after one mistake. There should be something like a three strike system, where it is documented when a student violates the dress code, and they will receive a detention after their third offense. It would help reduce the amount of detentions, and it would absolutely, I repeat, absolutely benefit all of the students at Bishop Foley. This strict punishment is a challenge. Students are challenged to listen, follow rules, and make their way through high school without any problems. We face many of these challenges every day, with so many different ways to dress incorrectly. As students, this can present a problem with all of our other responsibilities. We have seven classes, each giving out homework almost daily. The challenges we face can help build character, but what we gain by following the rules is nowhere near as big as the risk of ruining our
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