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Victoria school board expected to adopt next year's dress code, no major changes expected

By KBell
April 19, 2011 at 7:03 p.m.
Updated April 18, 2011 at 11:19 p.m.


WHAT: Victoria school board meeting

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Education Center Board Room, 102 Profit Drive


The board is also expected to vote

to sell Juan Linn Elementary School buildings and two parking lots. DeTar Healthcare System has bid $700,000 for the buildings on the corner of East Colorado Street. Dennis Caka has offered a total of $27,000 for the two parking lots. Students will move to the former Crain Middle School.

The selection of a new mascot and school colors for William Wood Elementary School. Students and community members voted to change the mascot from "Winners" to "Aviators" and make the new school colors red, white and blue.

The Victoria school board is expected to approve next year's dress code at its board meeting Thursday.

"There are not huge suggestions being made here, but the board has the final say on what is or isn't in the dress code," said Diane Boyett, district communications specialist.

The list of guidelines for secondary students is similar to last year's code, but aims to cover some loopholes district administrators discovered after its first year of implementation.

"We have some kids who use some areas of the dress code to cover up another area of a dress code," Boyett said.

She gave the instance of some kids wearing long sweaters to hide the fact that they are not wearing a required belt or that their pants are sagging.

This year's guidelines grant that sweaters can remain untucked but cannot be longer than the bottom of a back pocket.

The suggestions "came from various administrators who are charged with enforcing the dress code on a day-to-day basis, and they seek to clarify and address some of the more common areas that are difficult to enforce," Boyett said.

Regarding the dress code, the board is also expected to vote on enforcement guidelines and provisions for financial assistance to needy families.



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