Survey seeks opinions on uniform policy

June 28, 2015 - School Uniform

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education wants to hear from a open before creation a preference on a propagandize uniform policy.

The propagandize board, that oversees schools in Beacon Falls and Prospect, final week authorized conducting a consult to hoard open opinion on propagandize uniforms and a stream dress code.

“I consider we paint a public, and we would like to know how a open feels,” propagandize house Chair Donna Cullen said.

The consult was given to students during Long River Middle School and Woodland Regional High School before propagandize got out this week. Surveys are accessible during a district office, 207 New Haven Road, Prospect, and any propagandize for members of a open to fill out. Surveys can be filled out by Jul 10.

State member Theresa Conroy (D-105) and Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) suggested a segment exercise a propagandize uniform module final month in a minute to propagandize house Chair Donna Cullen and Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin.

Conroy and Zupkus wrote they support a uniform module that “is stretchable and offers relatives and students a ability to have options,” and forked to a new routine adopted in a Waterbury propagandize complement as a successful doing of a program.

According to Waterbury Republican-American archives, a routine in Waterbury narrows options for shirts and bottoms to dual colors — black and one some-more tone varying by high school.

The thought of propagandize uniforms has elicited responses from a open on both sides of a issue, according to propagandize officials. Beacon Falls proprietor Paul Cummings, who has 4 children in a propagandize district, is among those opposite propagandize uniforms.

Cummings addressed a propagandize house final week. He argued there is no design justification that uniforms assistance a propagandize district. He pronounced wearing a uniform or a good fit doesn’t change a person’s behavior, attitudes, values or actions.

“Ineffective policies contingency not be commanded since of wants,” Cummings said. “Effective coercion of existent policies should be a answer.”

The stream dress formula spells out what form of wardrobe is prohibited, though not what students have to wear.

In 2013, a house authorized revisions to a dress formula routine that combined some taboo clothing. The revisions also combined an importance on propagandize staff to exercise a dress code, set onward an interest routine for parents, and laid out sharpening repercussions for violations.

As house members wait a formula of a survey, some members have already voiced their views on a matter.

Vice Chair Priscilla Cretella reiterated her antithesis to uniforms, observant a segment is a open propagandize system.

Board member Christine Arnold pronounced she’s opposite a idea, as well. She pronounced uniforms would be some-more costly for parents, and each primogenitor she spoke to about uniforms was opposite to a idea. She combined she was peaceful to only opinion opposite uniforms final week.

Board member Nazih Noujaim pronounced all a relatives who spoke to him about a emanate adored uniforms. He pronounced he wants to hear what relatives have to contend on a survey.

“I consider we need a consult to get a parents’ feedback,” Noujaim said.

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