The Commerce ISD School board approved the dress code for the upcoming school year at its regular meeting this week. The board had been considering policy that would prevent students from wearing hooded sweatshirts and t-shirts with slogans on them. The initial proposal of such measures was met with uncertainty by some board members and later opposition by some parents.
Board member Russell Armstrong expressed concerns about making policy targeted at just the few students who break current dress code standards. Armstrong then requested hooded sweatshirts be allowed as proper dress and the measure was passed by the board. Superintendent Keith Boles said the dress code would also once again revert to just disallowing t-shirts with inappropriate slogans instead of all slogans.