How long have people been allowed to wear costumes to school? On an average day, a costume like those in the photo would often get you sent to the office for dress code violations. But why is it ok on Halloween but not the average Monday? And who should be able to decide which costumes are acceptable and not? And who should be able to decide what is allowed at school on an average day?
As of now, the dress code is written by the district and the parents. Their argument is that students don't know how the way they dress may affect someone else. Arguments like "it's too distracting for other students." But students argue that we should hold the power to decide. If the dress code affects us the most shouldn't we get the most say on what we and our peers deem acceptable. Students have found a way to have a voice in their dress code through protest. The most recent dress code update came in 2021 for eureka high school when many students petitioned to have the outdated code to be changed in favor of the modern-day standards.