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Uniforms on hold in Caroline

The Caroline School Board tonight will continue its discussion of having the students wear uniforms next year.

According to a memo, the recommendation from school officials is that the School Board “Hold the recommendation for uniforms in abeyance. To emphasize the importance of the current dress code by enforcing and monitoring student dress. Recommendations for revisions for current dress code will be considered.”

Last month, Schools Superintendent Greg Killough released results of a parent survey about the topic. 

 

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  • adv1sor

    School uniforms are just another expense for parents and put kids even more into the zombie like molds of just following orders and not asking questions. The kids that try to break these molds or ask too many questions usually get drugged under the guise of ADHD. (Here’s a simple test if you think you kid may have ADHD. Can he play a video game for an hour or more?) School uniforms benefit the uniform stores and let teachers and faculty off the hook of enforcing a dress code. Want to stifle your kid even more? Have her dress exactly the same as the rest of the inmates, uh I mean students.

  • 4Dana

    That is incorrect, and there are documented long term studies to prove this. The state of Louisiana is good case in point. My oldest had mandatory public school uniforms. It was SOOO..cheap!! I spent $100 and got her (5) uniforms, that consisted of cotton mesh school polos, and khaki pants & shirts.

    In Stafford my daughters elementary school sells school polos for the singers club. Want to say I paid $5-$8/ea.

    It’s documented that test scores went up, and discipline problems went down. For more information contact St. Tammany Parish school board. One member, Mary K. Bellisario has been on the board almost 20 years and has the most knowledge. Uniforms became mandatory there in the late 1990′s. Immediately after Hurricane Katrina, the first things I saw on the news was all the kids in the inner city wearing their public school uniforms. Heading back to school.

  • adv1sor

    Your government thanks you.

  • 4Dana

    Actually a Republican. Hmm.

  • adv1sor

    And your children, like you, will go on believing what the media tells them, that there are only two choices when you vote. Two sides of the same bad coin. You can free them, or you can dress them all the same. Your choice.

  • 4Dana

    Forgot to mention, when I got this state legislation passed, I had a personal letter of support from then Pres. Bill Clinton. Had support of law enforcement community and multiple party state legislators. Suppose that makes me an Independent?

  • adv1sor

    4Dana, of course they support this. They support anything that stifles individualism. They don’t want free thinkers. They don’t want anyone to challenge the media lies. What do you want your children to grow up to be? Dress like everyone, think like everyone, vote like everyone. Never think about what may be or what could be, just accept the roles that they are given? Is that what you want?

  • 4Dana

    When all wearing uniforms, children must “stand out” on their creativity and academic prowess. They must “stand out” and get recognition on what they do…not how much money their parents are willing to spend on clothes.

    To get attention, they must learn to develop a personality to make friends and get along. They learn to achieve based on their merits and accomplishments.