Uniform Policy Tailored

One board of education has voted to tweak their county's uniform policy in schools.

The Pitt County Board of Education considered updates to the uniform policy Monday, including adding black and navy collared shirts. This year, students are allowed to wear white collared shirts, along with two other colors designated by the school.

The school board unanimously approved the proposed changes to the uniform policy Monday, according to Pitt County Schools Spokesperson Heather Mayo.

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

To read the draft policy, click here.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 19, 2009 at 09:18 PM
    NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU WEAR!!!!uniforms dont help at all!!!! people dont need to be wasting their $ on uniforms! they are useless!
  • by To: Just a girl Location: In Wmston on Jun 2, 2009 at 06:58 PM
    That is exactly what has happened which is why we are stuck wearing uniforms. Girls were wearing skirts and shorts up to their tails and boys were wearing pants with crotches down to their knees. That is a big part of the reason there are uniforms. Another part is the tightly fitted shirts (girls) and huge, loose shirts (boys), which still remain actually, even though they are the colored polo shirts of that district. It's pitiful that parents don't enforce what their kids leave home in. You'd think they would be embarrased enought to dress them appropriately to go to school without all this. But no, now we all have to be punished bc of a few. If you can't display a positive personality, then we should continue to dress this way. We want to bring people to our county, not run them off.
  • by Just a girl Location: wmst on Jun 2, 2009 at 01:10 PM
    Kids should be able to wear anything they want, uniforms are ridiculious, as long as the girls don't wear shorts and skirts up to their tails and guys don't wear pants down to their knees, I think it takes away their personality, who they are, and their freedom.
  • by Mom of 2 Location: Greenville on Jun 2, 2009 at 11:10 AM
    Here's what I'd like to know: is it ok for the kids to wear the pants 3 sizes too big so the crotch is hanging past the knees as long as they are khaki's? I see this @ my child's high school every single day. I guess I'm just an old fashioned mom but I am the one that paid for my children's clothing so I have a say in how the clothes fit them. I lived in another state that also had a dress code policy and it was STRICTLY enforced...parents were called every single day if their child showed up at school 'out of uniform' (that could be something as small as no belt--a belt was required if the pants had belt loops). Fridays was 'casual day' (meaning JEANS!!!). If the student left school early or was absent any day that week, they had to wear full uniform on Friday. What's the purpose of having a dress code if the staff will not abide by the same rules NOR enforce them? Lead by example, yeah right. In Pitt County, it's 'do as I say, not as I do'...didnt take me long to figure that out.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jun 2, 2009 at 07:45 AM
    Don't think, just do what you're told. Don't think, just do what you're told. Don't thing, just do what your're......Coolaid got me for a minute.
  • by A Teacher Location: A Neighboring County on Jun 2, 2009 at 07:14 AM
    To Anonymous on June 2, 2009 at 8:40 AM: It said "spirit wear," which is described as principal-approved school spirit wear, including club and organizational clothing and letter jackets. Since when did FUBU become a club or organization within the schools? Please tell me that you were joking with that post. If they are going to feel that their rights are being violated, then they should try joining one of the clubs or organizations at the school so that they can get a t-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, etc. to wear as spirit wear too.
  • by Selena Location: Greenville on Jun 2, 2009 at 06:47 AM
    I don't think that it is right to force parents to buy two sets of clothing. One for school and one for home. This economy is to bad and a lot of parents are out of jobs right now. If the school officials would have enforced the dress policy long ago then we wouldn't be having this problem now. They should of punished those wearing the sagging pants and disturbing t-shirts. Further more if the board is gonna force the kids to wear uniforms then teachers and staff should have to do the same. Lead by example isn't this how it should be? There is a lot of teachers wearing inappropriate clothing as well. I'm talking about shirts that are showing cleavage. Is this fair? It should ultimately be up to the parents what their children wear.
  • by April on Jun 2, 2009 at 06:28 AM
    This is how it should have been all along. It is ridiculious that kids could not even wear school spirit shirts and coats!!!
  • by Al Location: Greene Co on Jun 2, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    You cannot seriously enforce it anyway due to the ACLU and NAACP. They will cry foul if you don't give in to the kids who have criminal tendencies. I am for 1 uniform and that is old school type in England. gang bangers are happy because a lot of them play sports now it seems. I say you can only wear spirit wear on game days only!Deviate from that and send em home. Suspend the ones who don't follow the rules.Corporal punishment should come back.Knock a punk back in to yesterday a few times and show them you mean business it might would work. But the schools are too far gone with the punks and thugs running the show.We need more juvenile programs designed to help the ones who want it and punish the ones who mess up all the time!Instead of cutting from schools add to the schools and to teachers pay!I think they need to change the name of the lottery From Educational Lottery because it is false advertisement. really need to get rid off good ole BEV!!!Come on 2012!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2009 at 05:49 AM
    does spirit wear include Fubu wear? Here come the breaks for the children/parents that feel their "rights are being violated".
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