Tailoring The Uniform Policy

GREENVILLE - One board of education is working on tweaking their students uniform policy.

The Pitt County Board of Education meeting Monday will include the introduction of updates to the uniform policy, including adding black and navy collared shirts. Right now, students are allowed to wear white collared shirts, along with two other colors designated by the school.

The proposed update also includes "spirit wear," which is described as principal-approved school spirit wear, including club and organizational clothing and letter jackets.

The board meeting Monday will include "public expression" about the uniform policy. The meeting is at J.H. Rose High School in Greenville at 6 p.m. Monday.

To read the draft policy, click here.

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  • by angry parent Location: pitt county on May 25, 2009 at 07:53 AM
    i am very angry cause of the student dress code. My child got suspendent for the first time for dress code i think thesekids should be able to wear whwt they want to or let them wear any pants but there shrits must have an collar
  • by Sick of it 2 Location: Greenville on May 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM
    This uniform policy is a JOKE. These kids are STILL walking around with pants hanging off their butts. If the school system had enforced the original dress policy, parents would not be spending money on uniforms. What a waste of my hard earned money! In addition, School employees should be required to dress more professionally. I saw a school counselor recently wearing shorts, tee shirt and sandals at school.
  • by Sick of it Location: Washington on May 19, 2009 at 07:43 AM
    I think the whole idea of uniforms is STUPID. It is so hard to find clothes that are "acceptable" for the whole school year. Not to mention, EXPENSIVE!!! My son, needs to have a whole wardrobe of nothing but khaki's and polo's and then he has to have all his regular clothes as well. IT'S OUTRAGEOUS! If all the hoodlums that run around with their pants dragging the floor would pull them up and if all the lil girls running around with their tops falling out of their shirts would cover up, WE WOULDN'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM!! Some parents need to have a lil more control over what their children wear! It's not that hard! My son can wear whatever he wants, he just needs to look half decent when he walks out the door! If he don't look decent enough that I would claim him as my own, then he aint wearing it! Simple as that!
  • by Jeremiah on May 18, 2009 at 09:10 PM
    When did children loose their citizenship? When was it moral to discriminate against age? This is tomorrow. Diversity is a reality. If that threatens your authority: LF1M teacher then GTG!
  • by Davon Location: Greenville on May 18, 2009 at 08:34 PM
    Who would have thought that uniforms would cause so much controversy. I wonder if the controversy is student initiated or is it the parents. Life is full of quidelines that have to be followed. The wearing of uniforms is no different. I agree that the policy may not be enforced 100% of the time. My son tells me from time to time that what he got in trouble for someone else didn't. I tell my son not to concern himself with what someone else gets away with just wear the uniform and yeah you have to tuck your shirt in too.
  • by John Location: pitt on May 18, 2009 at 08:16 PM
    I have worked in places that require uniforms and I'm 50yo. teachers should dress like they are adults.
  • by Missy Location: Greenville on May 18, 2009 at 07:45 PM
    Teacher 1 - teachers are not suppose to wear what they want. There is a dress code policy for Pitt County Schools it just seems that it is not followed as it should be at all. You dont get that priviledge because you are an "adult" neither. You get the priviledge becasue Bev. Reep hasent made staff wear them yet......
  • by teacher1 on May 18, 2009 at 07:06 PM
    Teachers get to wear what they want because of we are ADULTS! NOT STUDENTS! If you have an issue with the way a specific teacher is dressing, then contact the principal.
  • by Missy Location: Greenville on May 18, 2009 at 03:42 PM
    ALL school and administration staff needs to be wearing uniforms as well as the kids, period. Students are more so bucking the system because staff members can wear as they please. While Pitt County Schools has a appearance policy, it is a joke when you walk into a school and see the staff in clothes that should not be worn. Central Office staff the same, some of them look very unprofessional. How can you ask a child to wear uniforms when you wont even do it?! It is just another power trip. I myself love the idea of uniforms, but not when staff at the school does not have to wear them. That is unfair for the children.
  • by lin Location: martin county on May 18, 2009 at 02:53 PM
    when martin county started uniforms at roanoke high, my husband and I were against it.We went to the meeting fully armed to state our opinions against uniforms. What we saw and heard changed our opinion. As to cost, the uniforms are less costly than regular clothes. I disagrre with additional choices. the more choices you have the more leadway there is and chance for acceptable excuses for other clothes. You make an exception for one then you have to excuse others. As to teachers, they should be under the same guideline as the students. This includes shoes as well as clothes. They should set an example. And for everyones information, where I work, I HAVE to wear uniforms and have guidelins as to how to wear them. Let the students get used to the uniforms in scnool. When and if they go to work, they will have guidelines and limits on what they say and do and how they dress.

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