Starkville school board approves dress code

Published 2:47 pm Friday, March 5, 2010

The Starkville School Board has approved a dress code for students.

The board on Tuesday agreed to a mandatory policy that specifies the types of shirts, pants and other clothing students will be allowed to wear.

Each school would determine clothing colors.

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Schools Superintendent Judy Couey had said that research has shown uniforms to decrease disciplinary issues and improve student concentration.

Couey said Tuesday that uniforms were one portion of a safety plan the district is currently addressing. Other proposes under study include identification badges, school resource officers, locked doors and fences.