Alachua County Dress Code Changes Approved
Alachua County, FL -- In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, Alachua County School Board members decided on some more lenient rules for what students can get away with wearing this upcoming school year.
For tops, students can now wear any pattern, any color, instead of the previous solid-color requirement. However, the tops do still have to be collared, with sleeves. As for bottoms, the school board is letting students wear any type of material, so jeans are allowed, but tights and jeggings are still out of the question. Tight clothing,-or anything that's ripped, frayed, or too short, is not allowed.
According to Spokesperson for Alachua County Public Schools, Jackie Johnson, "the previous dress code said the tops and bottoms had to be in solid colors, that's no longer a requirement, the previous code said bottoms had to be made of certain kinds of materials, that's no longer a requirement."
Johnson said the change comes just in time for parents to go shopping during the Sales Tax Holiday, which starts August 1st and ends August 3rd. The price limit for clothes, shoes and accessories is $100.
Despite the uproar when the rules were first proposed, at Tuesday night's meeting, there were few students or parents in sight.
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