Dress code considered in Pittston

Dress code considered in Pittston

There are 5 comments on the The Times-Tribune story from Jan 18, 2008, titled Dress code considered in Pittston. In it, The Times-Tribune reports that:

“It takes me five minutes to get ready in the morning, so uniforms won't save me any time”

The hallways of Pittston Area High School come alive daily with a montage of student-infused color. via The Times-Tribune

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Mountain Top, PA

#1 Jun 6, 2008
do male studentes have to cut long hair?

Carlisle, PA

#2 Jun 27, 2008
I'm an upcomming Sophomore in Pittston Area High School, and i think uniforms are completely unnessecary. I ask you to not bypass my thoughts becase i am student but read this and try to understand my logic.I feel that they are not nessecary because of many reasons.
The first and foremost reason being, people will still pick on other kids for short pants, pants that are bought from one place or another , or the infamous "I look better in my uniform than you look in yours." Uniforms can't, no matter how much you try, stop people from getting picked on.
The next reason is because many familys, whether they have one child or more, don't buy their child or children new school clothes. Many families dont have the money to purchase new outfits for the school-age children in their family, as you know the prices of everything are rising.
Also my last reason, which i believe is the most true, you will still have the students who will wear their clothes the way they want. In this i mean they will still wear the khaki pants, but they will express themselves by wearing very tight khakis, khakis that are falling down and so on.
Thus uniforms aren't the solution to anything. Parents send their children to public school to bypass the money they would have to spend on education and clothes. With adding such a strict dress code the parents will have to buy such clothes to satisfy it and i believe many children will make the choice to drop out.

please take this into consideration and think about it... thank you

Mount Bethel, PA

#3 Jul 2, 2008
Will Wilkes-Barre Area School District get a dress code, too? I am a student from Wilkes-Barre, and I didn't really know for sure. I would love it if we get one! Please tell me ASAP! Oh, and if we do get a dress code, can you tell me what we will have to wear? Thanks for all your help!
Lucinda Perrywinkle

Mechanicsburg, PA

#4 Aug 30, 2009
i do not go to pittston area , but dress codess are terribler. i dont think that kids cvan concentrate on what they studdie if they are stuckoin stupid polos and all this otherr stuff. You should at least aaloow kids to wear jeans tha are not ripped. polos and button ups are acceptable. but i do not think nthat the pants the schoiol wants should be acceptable. Tjhis is an OUTRAGE!(: & p.s Duds neeedss a hair cut ! he has the longest hair ever!

Berwick, PA

#5 Dec 13, 2012
I have a phobia known as Koumpounophobia. I hate buttons. I will only say this once because it makes me cringe. B*****s are horrible. I can't even look at someone else wearing them without feeling sick. And I refuse under all circumstances to wear them myself. Clearly dress codes have nothing to do with the poor, but because the schools don't like what the kids are wearing. I dress in a Gothic style and I am an adult. I like this style. The whole b***** thing has always offended me. I therefore see dress codes as an abuse of power that they shouldn't even have in the first place, because it just goes to show that anyone can be "offended" by anything.

I am thankful that I don't have to deal with this school. I used to attend Pittston Area School District at a time when everyone could wear just about anything. I wore my extreme makeup, Tripp pants, and other such things, just as I do now. They treated me absolutely terribly to the point where I should have sued, but at least they never could ban the clothes I wore. I'm so glad I don't have to deal with schools anymore. Those disgusting polo and b***** shirts shouldn't be forced on ANYONE. It's horrifying. Can't we all just wear what we want? The schools don't care about young folks' opinions and it's just another way for them to lead our youth into totalitarianism.

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