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  • The Class of 2022 should be able to decorate their caps for graduation.

Cabarrus County Schools’ High School Class of 2022 has been prohibited from decorating their caps for graduation. The reason being that it is "per CCS (Cabarrus County Schools) code." However, on the Graduation Homepage of Cabarrus County Schools the school system approved cap decoration for the class of 2021, stating "Yes, you may decorate your cap, but remember to adhere to the code of conduct" (Questions). The code of conduct details that students should:

- "Display Self-Control

- Support the Learning Process

- Demonstrate a Positive Attitude

- Respect the Rights and Feelings of Others

- Take Responsibility" (Parent Information 9)

This conduct can simply be accomplished through mindful cap decoration. Seniors paid for their caps and will most likely only use them for this momentous occasion; So, seniors should be allowed to celebrate their years of accomplishment by partaking in a tradition shared by graduates across the country. The code of conduct explains, "...we believe that students are responsible for their own behavior and academic success. It is the duty of teachers (school staff) and parents/guardians to help students become responsible for their own behavior" (Parent Information 8). Per CCS code of conduct, seniors are responsible for their behavior, so it is the duty of the school system to give seniors the responsibility to express themselves through cap decoration.

Works Cited:

1. "Questions & Answers." Graduation Homepage, Cabarrus County Schools. Graduation

Homepage / 2021 Frequently Asked Questions ( Accessed 3 May 2022.

2. "Parent Information & Student Code of Conduct." Cabarrus County Schools. 2021-

2022_Parent_Information_Student_Code_of_Conduct_handbook_7-27-21.pdf ( Accessed 3 May 2022.

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