School uniforms — regularly praised by county officials
February 4, 2015 - School Uniform
A state House row Wednesday listened regularly certain reviews about propagandize uniforms — though were still suggested to be discreet about enacting such policies statewide.
School house member from Miami-Dade, Orange, Polk and farming Jackson County all told a K-12 Subcommittee that uniforms have softened a atmosphere in schools, with kids not painful as most over habit choices, assisting revoke bullying and taunting, and vouchsafing relatives face fewer choices when struggling to get children out a doorway on time.
“If this works in Miami and it’s operative in Marianna, that ought to tell us something,” pronounced Rep. Joe Geller, D-Aventura.
But when asked either Florida lawmakers should cruise creation uniforms imperative opposite Florida, officials paused.
“Politically, it’s hard,” pronounced Jackson County School Superintendent Steve Benton. “And I’ll let it go during that.”
Many counties have policies identical to Palm Beach County, where particular schools are authorised to confirm either to need uniforms. Those with uniforms customarily have a extended preference of outfits done accessible for students, so there is some choice, officials said.
“Students are now some-more attuned with what is being taught than how they look,” pronounced Sally Alayon, executive executive for a Miami-Dade School Board.
Wendy Dodge with Polk County Schools, pronounced her county enacted a imperative uniform process in 1998 after winning a lawsuit severe a initiative.
The county successfully assured courts that a reserve and confidence of propagandize children was extended by carrying them dressed likewise in schools, Dodge said.
But Scott Howatt, with Orange County Schools, pronounced giving schools a choice to have uniforms is still a best approach. He pronounced 32 of Orange County’s 186 schools have uniforms though that a countywide requirement could infer a hardship for some families.
Howatt pronounced that some children pierce from propagandize to propagandize over a march of a year. Families being forced to buy new uniforms would infer a dear snarl in an already severe situation, he said.
“It becomes problematic…for compliance,” Howatt said.