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Lakewood Schools Dress Code: A Closer Look

We thought we’d share with the district's dress code in its entirety.

The number of students looking to update the Lakewood City Schools’ dress code is growing.

A petition to end the “hoodie ban” launched last semester by a Lakewood High School student has more than 500 signatures.

In addition, a group of Lakewood High School girls decided to organize to revisit several aspects of the dress code — including the length requirements of skirts, hair color and the no-piercings rule. 

We thought we’d share with you the dress code in its entirety (check out the PDF at the right), provided by the school district.

Tell us what you think about the dress in the comments.

Eric Majkut January 10, 2013 at 05:55 AM
How about if test scores increase by a certain percentage then the school board revisits the policy? Kids need to pay more attention to studying and less to fashion nonsense.
k.hudak January 10, 2013 at 01:07 PM
I don't have a problem with the "unnatural" hair color, piercings, tattoos or expressive style in clothing but I still feel that it has no place in school. The fact is, it IS distracting. It is difficult enough to get some kids to focus without adding distractions. Style and individuality are important (sadly, most real individuality is non-existent as there are typically entire groups with the same exact style). School is for learning. Period.
Michael Rice January 10, 2013 at 06:05 PM
I'm with Eric. Let them get rewarded yearly based on academic success.
yeahh January 11, 2013 at 12:36 AM
To everyone who was commented so far: when's the last time you've been to school? To Eric and Brian- I am an 8th grade student who has maintained a GPA of 3.8 or higher for 3 years. Fashion is what I want to major in in high school and college and it DOES matter to be able to express yourself freely without penelty. If you are being that distracted by what someone wears to the point where it restricts you to learning than maybe you shouldn't be going to public school and do online or home schooling. I don't think anyone fully understands how difficult it is to find cute clothes that ate suitable for school that are so respectable I would wear to church. You don't really have the room to share an opinion that's so objective and harsh when you don't quite understand. School is hard enough with mean people and other things and this is just something irritating to add on to it. Thanks.
Eric Majkut January 11, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Yeah but here's the thing. And there's no way any of us are going to convince you of it, you'll just have to grow up and see it for yourself the same way all the rest of us did. You're a kid and you think "being yourself" and "looking cool" and all that other crap is SOOOOO important right now. But it's not. Trust me. The grades you got, the lessons you learned and the life experience you gained in school are what's going to take you far in life. Not what brand of jeans you were wearing, not some fashionable shirt, not funny colored hair, and not a hoodie. I'm 32 years old. I graduated high school in 1999, but I'm just now going to college. Why? Partially because I spent my time worrying about how "cool" I looked back then instead of going to my college classes. If I'd paid more attention to studying and less to all that other nonsense I wouldn't be in the situation I'm in right now. I might also point out that I spent grades 1-6 going to St. Peter's Catholic Elementary in Lorain. Slacks, dress shirts and ties every day of the year. Even when it was 90+ degrees outside and we had no air conditioning. If I could deal with that for six years, you can deal with the far more relaxed dress code in Lakewood.

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