Forest Park Review archives, Dec. 19, 2001.

The front-page story in the Dec. 19, 2001 issue of the Review was the debate over whether students at Forest Park School District 91 should wear uniforms or if the student dress code was sufficient.

Some argued that test scores go up when there are uniforms. The dress code that year included wearing matching laces on shoes, a policy against outerwear in school during school hours, no oversized baggy pants, no wallet chains, and no hair grooming tools worn in the hair.

In addition, modesty was expected “in full attire,” including a ban on bare midriff outfits, mesh and see-through halters, bareback outfits, tank tops and short shorts.