Standardized dress code critics speak to Greenville school board

Greenville – Challengers of a proposed standardized dress code at Greenville schools were given the opportunity to speak their mind to the Greenville Board of Trustees last night. Benefits that have been presented in previous public meetings concerning the dress code such as increased safety, better test scores, and lower clothing costs were challenged by several parents, students, and members of the public. Some said that proper enforcement of the current dress code was sufficient to accomplish the goals and that standardized dress was not the fix to all problems it has been presented to be. Others were disappointed that the committee formed to study the possible new dress code seemed to be promoting only one side of the issue and not gathering information.

The committee will likely have a recommendation ready on whether to adopt the proposed standardized dress code for Greenville schools or not for the February board meeting.