Clovis East High School held their prom this past weekend and some students said they were not allowed into prom because their outfits were against the Clovis Unified dress code.
Amarie Enriquez is a Senior at Clovis East High School. She said her dress was against the dress code.
“It was my turn to get checked and they dress coded me and they asked me if I had a pin to fix my dress,” said Enriquez.
Amarie said Clovis East faculty told her to alter her dress if she wanted to attend her senior prom.
“I stepped away and I was really upset and overwhelmed because I didn’t think I was going to get dress coded so I was just crying,” Enriquez.
Eventually Clovis East faculty let her enter after she said she altered her dress to fit the dress code.
However, she was told she could not take pictures which she paid for in advance.
“I just left because I didn’t want to deal with it all over again,” says Enriquez.
According to Kelly Avants, the Chief Communications Officer for Clovis Unified School District, students know exactly what is and what isn’t acceptable.
Avants says before paying for prom students have to sign a waiver agreeing to abide by the rules.
“Ultimately when a student purchases their prom bid there is paperwork that they receive at that time that outlines the expectation for the dress for the event,” says Avants.
Avants says every year during prom season some people do not abide by the dress code and do not get let in until they alter their attire.
“The dress code for prom is always an annual rights of sort. Because when you go out shopping especially with today’s styles a lot of them do go outside of what our dress code is,” said Avants.
According to Avants faculty allow students to go home and fix their attire. She said they will let students attend come back and attend prom as long as they are within the Clovis Unified dress code.