School Uniform: Are they that important?

Samantha Holguin, Staff Writer

Brandon Ruiz (Left) in dress code and Jacob Karnitz (Right) not in dress code.

At Imagine Prep we wear uniforms. Five years ago, the dress code was much more strict,  from what I heard from other students was that teachers would say that your shoes and your belt had to be a certain color. I completely respect that we have to wear them and that’s what us students agreed to coming into this school but sometimes things are just a bit too strict. Almost all of the students at Imagine complain about the school dress code.

I also understand that the principals and teachers are preparing us for the future, when we have jobs that require uniform. But all jobs have different requirements when you work; like not having to wear a uniform but there are dress codes.

The Prep focuses on the uniform a lot, which is good and all but uniform is something I think is not as big of a deal as people make it seem. For example, tucking in our shirts and wear the right color jacket is a bit dramatic. We get antagonized from our teachers about dress code and it’s not why we’re here. We’re in school, we are here to focus on our learning, not on how we are wearing our uniform.

Thank you for hearing me out and hopefully understanding my opinion.