The Bullis School, since founded in 1930, prides itself on keeping a unified front through a strict dress code. However, this year the Bullis administration has made drastic changes to the dress code, sending the student body into frenzy. Some of the most controversial changes made include: a jacket policy in which students are not allowed to wear jackets at any time during the school day, a shoe policy in which students are only allowed to wear solid brown or black shoes athletic shoes not included, and the policy of no Bullis sports logos on the polos.
"The fact that we cannot wear jackets outside when the weather is extreme seems unfair," state Bullis junior Juila Peacock and sophmore Katie Panzer. "What are we supposed to do when it is raining?"
Julia and Katie are not the only Bullis students to share this opinion. Other students such as Lynee Belton, Gabby McIntosh, and Haley Economakis also expressed unhappy opinions on the new jacket policy. One student said "it is just plain ridiculous that Bullis can force us to walk outside in the rain and freezing weather without a coat."
Drew Petkevich and Caden Ulanet also argued against the new rule that the only fleeces you can wear are the Bullis one's in the school store. While the boys are willing to respect the Bullis color scheme, they believe that having to buy an expensive Bullis fleece, or not wear a fleece at all, is an unfair rule. The boys also discussed the new shoe policy. They felt that students should be allowed to wear tennis shoes, or athletic shoes that are solid brown or black - they should not be limited to only dress shoes.
The changes to the Bullis dress code seemed to have sparked far more controversy than solutions. Hopefully within the next few months students will begin to accept the changes made; however, at this time, the student body and administration appear to be out of sync.