By Kate Gaier
4:30pm September 8, 2006
"We're just enforcing the dress code here. It's been in effect for the last couple of years, but due to safety issues and concerns we're enforcing dress code very strict here."
In his first year as principal at Thomasville High School, Todd Mobley is cracking down on what students wear.
A main focus of the dress code is that all boys must have a belt and their shirts must be tucked in at all times.
OFC Joey Rollins, the SRO at Thomasville High, said, "Most of the time they know when they're in violation. They just want to see if they can get away with it."
And across town, Thomas County Central High School is focusing on other items besides untucked shirts.
Assistant Principal Steven Dupree said, "It was just one of those things they spent so much of their time trying to deal with shirts being untucked they couldn't do other things."
While many students agree with the dress code policy, some say it can be too critical.
Phillip Moore, a senior at Central, said, "I think they are a little strict about some things, like shirts for example. You can't wear a shirt that has to do with death or a band that has a skull, you can't wear that."
Alexa Taylor, a junior at Central, added, "I think our dress code is pretty lenient. It's pretty reasonable. They don't ask us to totally, we don't have to all look the same."
No matter what the school's policy is, the number one goal is to provide a quality education.