Uniformly Dressed?

More schools in USD 259 Wichita are adopting a policy mandating school uniforms:

Site councils at Marshall and Mead have endorsed joining 20 other Wichita public schools that already require “standardized dress.”

Mead parents and teachers will vote May 17. At Marshall, more than 80 percent of parents and 90 percent of teachers voted to adopt the new dress code, said principal Mark Jolliffe.

The new Marshall dress code gives students the option of khaki or blue pants or blue jeans, with white, navy blue or maroon shirts, or Marshall T-shirts.

Jolliffe said that the dress code will create a safe and orderly environment.

Mike Shaw, principal at Mead, agreed.

“It’s part of an overall safety program,” he said. “We struggled with baggy pants and inappropriate shirts.”

Source: More local middle schools beef up dress codes, Wichita Eagle, May 4.

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