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Broward County Schools New Possible Uniform Policy

Broward County Schools New Possible Uniform Policy

A member of the Broward County school board, Daniel Foganholi, has proposed a policy that would require Broward schools to have a uniform for all students K-12 starting the 2024-2025 school year.

If the proposal is passed this would require students to be limited to collared shirts of solid color and shorts, pants, and skirts of solid color.

Foganholi says he expects the dress code policy to get more support than the last idea of implementing clear backpacks. “I speak to parents, students, and business leaders. They love the idea. Of course, there are small numbers that are against it, especially students that love dressing down to school. We will always have a small group that is against something, but I do not believe that this will get the same amount of pushback that those issues did (The clear bookbag policy, etc.), change is hard.”

Superintendent Peter Licata says it will all come down to whether the proposal has the support of the community.” I really believe that if the community rallies around it and school communities which we have right now on the policy they get to do it, but it’s worth a discussion.”

Alvin Mei freshmen says, “School uniforms add safety to the school but it limits the students’ way of expressing themselves so, I would rather not have school uniforms.”

People argue that uniforms help students focus more on their academics rather than their outfit for that day. Others say it helps reduce bullying related to how some students dress. On the other hand, there are people angry with the policy saying it will force parents to spend money on clothes for kids that they won’t even wear outside of school.

Foganholi believes there are other benefits to uniforms such as the ability of students to develop self worth and good habits. He says he’s disappointed to see many students showing up in pajamas.

“I think a dress code shouldn’t be made because yes, while it has its pros, I think we should think about what the students want because coming to school and being able to dress how they want is a type of self expression that I don’t think we should limit,” said Myrvie Merentie, freshman.

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    KieraFeb 14, 2024 at 4:56 pm

    Kids should express themselves how they dress school clothes are not good for them because of bullying.