School Board Approves School Uniforms
The School Board of Alachua County has adopted new dress requirements for elementary, middle and high school students, but the requirements will be less restrictive than those originally proposed.
Under the new requirements, girls will be wearing long- or short-sleeved collared blouses or polo shirts and plain pants, skirts, walking shorts, jumpers, skorts or jeans. Boys will wear long- or short-sleeved collared shirts, such as polo or dress shirts, with plain pants, jeans or walking shorts. Originally, the choice of colors for tops was going to be limited to navy blue, white or a school’s colors for both boys and girls, and dark blue or khaki for bottoms. The board voted instead to allow students to wear tops and bottoms in any solid color.
The board also voted to allow girls to wear dresses that meet all the other requirements of the policy, such as a solid color and falling at least mid-thigh.
The new policy also prohibits students from wearing clothing that is too small or too large, including baggy/saggy pants, shorts or skirts that are too short or clothing that doesn’t cover the midriff, back and sides.
The new policy will go into effect for the upcoming school year, which begins on August 23.
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