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School year brings enforcement of uniform policies

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School year brings enforcement of uniform policies

Frances Nicole Tabios, Reporter

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As the new school year began, administration began to enforce the policy for school jackets and socks.

Vice-principal Linda Debo said, “The policy has always been in the handbook. It’s definitely not different.”

According to the student handbook, school jackets and sweaters may be worn during the months of October through March when the weather is rainy or cold. In addition, from October through March, blue or black tights may be worn as well.

Some students oppose the recent enforcement.

Sophomore Ellie Ramirez said, “I think I should be able to wear a jacket because I feel more comfortable wearing it inside the classroom.”

The decision to enforce the rule was not arbitrary.

Debo said, “Coming to school with a jacket on is not an issue. However, when the humidity level is high and students are carrying their backpacks, there’s no need of students having protective wear.”

This year the policy for school socks has changed. Students can now choose solid white socks that cover the ankle and can go as high as the knee. Socks must still be visible above the shoe.

Sophomore Tiani Quon said, “Being able to wear socks with different lengths is very convenient because school socks are getting expensive.”

Junior Shannon Domingsil agreed. “Since the [school] logos are coming off my school socks, I’m glad the policy has been revised.”

Due to the high cost and poor quality of the socks, the policy was modified.

“It’s hard to justify to parents since the quality has not been as good as we expected. By easing up on the socks and allowing more options, it will be easier for the girls to wear an appropriate uniform,” said Debo.

If students feel strongly enough, they can voice their opposition to the implementation of the jacket policy. If they have suggestions and can come up with viable solutions, the administration is willing to listen.

Debo said, “It is certainly something that SFA could discuss. Students can come up with a proposal and that’s how things get changed around here.”

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