School Dress Code Fashions

By: Dana Arquilla
By: Dana Arquilla

"I don't like it at all"

"Um, I don't really like it."

"I think that's retarded."

These are just some of the reactions students had to Wednesday's school board approval on the uniform policy, but like it or not, they are set in stone for the 2006-2007 school year.

Almost every store in the mall offers clothing that fits the dress code.

Solid color shirts, closed toed shoes, and standard color belts can be made trendy depending on how you wear it. One mom is already on the ball shopping for her daughter.

Renee Young says, "I'm just gonna get a couple different things and get her some t-shirts that'll work, still being with the ‘cool’ dress code."

White shirts are fine to buy now and each Bay County school will decide two other solid colors students can wear, that final fashion rule should be made by the end of this school year.

School officials say this new dress code will help maintain safety in schools, as well as level out the socioeconomic status.

James McCalister, Superintendent, says, "What I think will happen over the course of a year, this will be very positive and students will accept it. Probably after the first few weeks it won't be an issue anymore."

So get your use out of those sandals and baggy pants; next school year they'll be a fashion "no no."

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