Parents’ organisation urges Mobile County propagandize house to revisit uniform …
September 30, 2014 - School Uniform
MOBILE, Alabama — A organisation of relatives is stability a amicable media debate to inspire Mobile County propagandize complement officials to revisit a system’s uniform policy.
The debate has a Facebook page, “No More Uniforms in Mobile County Schools!,” and a petition on change.org that requests a dress formula instead of a uniform policy. The petition has some-more than 1,000 signatures.
One of a organizers, Thomasina Ayer, has oral before a Mobile County propagandize house twice, and has submitted a sealed paper petition to schools Superintendent Martha Peek. The paper version, she said, had scarcely 5,000 signatures.
At a board’s Sept. 24 meeting, Ayer asked a house to send out a consult to relatives to get their feedback on a policy. “Show a village that we care,” she urged.
The process creates a financial weight on parents, she said, and has also caused some children to be sent home from propagandize since their boots or belts weren’t in compliance.
In addition, Ayer told a board, relatives who change schools in mid-year, such as troops families, mostly have difficulty anticipating a correct uniforms. One family that had recently changed to Mobile County wasn’t means to enroll their child for dual weeks while they searched for uniforms, she said.
“I’m seeking them to do something,” Ayer pronounced after a Sept. 24 meeting. “People consider a propagandize house doesn’t care.” Her children attend Griggs Elementary and Burns Middle schools.
The uniform process does not emanate an equal personification margin for lower-income students, pronounced Victoria McNatt, primogenitor of a tyro during Dodge Elementary, who also attended a meeting.
For example, children whose relatives wish to spend a additional income come to propagandize in name-brand pants, instead of a some-more general versions, McNatt said.
Schools Superintendent Martha Peek pronounced she was open to a thought of a primogenitor survey, though that no changes would be done to a process during a 2014-15 propagandize year.
Most schools have garments closets to yield uniforms to children that send during a year, Peek said, and many churches and free groups also yield them.
Peek pronounced she would demeanour into Ayer’s allegations about children being sent home, or not being authorised to enroll, since of uniform issues. “We’ll check them out,” she said.
In July, a Baldwin County propagandize house authorized a policy to palliate uniform restrictions for high propagandize students. The changes authorised high schoolers to wear open-toed shoes and blue jeans or blue denim pants.