Students should follow school dress guidelines, give teachers a break

Senior Opinion

Anjelikah Rakes, opinion editor

It is nothing new that every school has a dress code, but this year, schools have become stricter about it.

The school administration has not changed the dress code from what it was before quarantine, but this year they are heavily enforcing it.

As usual, the rules for tops are of the following: No profanity, no sex, drugs, gang messaging, no low-cut tops; no midriff and all shoulder straps need to be two inches.

The rules for bottoms are the following: all pants must be worn above the waist; no revealing underwear, ripped jeans are allowed below-knee only, no pajama pants unless allowed for a special event, leggings may be worn when covered by a shirt or dress to the top of the thigh area and no short shorts.

Finally, the miscellaneous category of the school dress code.

No bandanas are allowed as a hat, belt, or hanging from a jean pocket, head covers for religious purposes are allowed, no hats of any kind allowed in the building, no slippers unless allowed for a special event, and of course, students must always wear shoes.

Over the years, it has become obvious that students do not agree with rules from each category

Students are not happy with the rule of no jeans with holes above the knee since it has become a trendy style amongst teenagers.

Another rule students have always tried to fight or refuse to follow is the rule of no low-cut tops. Low-cut tops have always been quite fashionable over the years and many students wear them whenever they can.

And of course, students have never agreed with the rule of no hats.

Although students may not agree with these rules, teachers and administration officials appreciate those who choose to follow the rules causing fewer problems for them.

No one wants to give out referrals, but they cannot be blamed when the rules are clearly said and gone over every year.

Everyone is happy to be back in school, but we must remember to follow the school’s guidelines.

And to all the upper-class students, make sure to set a good example for the students who are new to Franklin! Let us make this year a good one!

On Aug. 27, students gathered in front of Franklin High School in protest of the school’s dress code.

The protest had a great turnout, over a hundred students attended.

Students walked from the basketball courts all the way to the front and yelled their hearts out in honor of the protest.

The protest was successful in the fact that no fights or arguments went on, and because students got their point across.

Many students who were a part of the protest brought posters with messages on them.

One student had a poster that stated “If you’re distracted by what minors wear, you shouldn’t work with kids.

Many of the school’s staff members looked down upon the protest.Counselors were going class by class letting students know that if they were to attend the protest with provocative clothing, they would be punished.

Multiple students, including myself, overheard staff members watching the protest say that they believed the protest was “stupid” and that nothing would come out of it.

This of course did not stop students from expressing their right to freedom of speech.

Although some staff members looked down upon it, there were still some members who cheered it on.

One of my teachers, Ms. Davis, was talking about how she used to dress the way students want to dress today

She highly encouraged students to take part in the protest and the survey that was sent out by school administration requesting students to give their opinion on why the school dress code should be changed.

Teachers are just as hungry for change as us students are.