Victoria school board expected to adopt next year's dress code, no major changes expected
April 19, 2011 at 7:03 p.m.
Updated April 18, 2011 at 11:19 p.m.
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.