Volusia County School Board votes to advertise an amendment to uniform policy.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The Volusia County School Board voted Tuesday night to advertise an amendment to School Board Policy 217, which outlines the school district’s uniform policy.
The uniform policy has been in place since 2016 and requires students to wear a white, gray, or black collared, knit polo-style shirt or oxford style button-down shirt, with gray, navy blue, black, or khaki (tan) bottoms for Elementary and Middle School students. Under the policy, High school students can wear any solid color knit polo-style or oxford-style button-down shirt.
The amendment eliminates students from the uniform policy requirement but would still provide a dress code.
The dress code will still prohibit hats, clothing promoting gang violence, and revealing tops but will give students more options. Families can continue to allow students to wear uniforms if they so choose.
The School Board will hold the final vote at the next meeting on Tuesday, July 27.