New dress code to be implemented by Commerce School District

Commerce – The Commerce School Board has approved a standardized dress policy for its two elementary schools. The decision was made by a 4-2 vote during Monday night's monthly board meeting in the Commerce Middle School Library.

The dress code is similar to the current policy in place for Commerce Middle and High Schools, which includes tucked-in, solid colored shirts and closed toe and heel shoes. One exception for elementary schools would be the allowance of elastic waistbands. Elementary school officials cited problems with backless or spaghetti strap tops for girls, and flip flops or sandals that could pose a danger to students.

The School Board also Tuesday passed revisions for the current dress code for its two secondary schools. Those items include the allowance of olive, brown and gray pants and shorts or skirts that must be knee length or longer.

The new and revised dress policy's will be enforced starting in the fall.