Dress code violators to receive referrals

Dress code violators had better read the fine print in their handbook when they return to school next fall because punishment for an infraction will be a bit more severe, according to Assistant Principal Jim Melia.

“The biggest difference is at the bottom, it says that if anyone is going to be dress coded next school year, their dress code violation will be accompanied by a discipline referral, and they will enter the discipline ladder,” he said.

Melia said he thinks the new rule will reduce the number of dress code violations happening next school year.

“People don’t want a discipline referral, so they’re going to follow the dress code,” he said.

Sophomore Sophia Demuri said she doesn’t agree with the outcome of the recent dress code committee’s meeting.

“That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of,” she said. “I don’t see how it’s so bad to show my shoulders.”

Sophomore Bonnie Rice said she has mixed feelings about the resolution reached at the committee’s meeting.

“That seems a little severe,” she said. “But at the same time, I hate when people break the dress code.”

Sophomore Kimmaya Chisolm said that she’s glad this decision is being made.

“It’s about time,” she said. “It’s really disturbing to have people walking around with really short shorts and wearing leggings as pants.”

By Autumn Scheer