11-16-2010 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #51


Title
Request a More Restrictive Dress Code at Merritt Island High

Discussion
Board Policy 5511 - Dress and Grooming currently allows students to wear tops with a one and one half 1 1/2 inches in width.  The school convened a dress code committee and is recommending upper garments have sleeves for both male and female students to be effective second semester of the 2010/11 school year.  A consistent dress and grooming policy is necessary in order to maintain order, provide a safe school environment, and promote discipline.  For example, girls wear racerback tank tops which fall under the 1 1/2 inch width, but still expose the back.  Depending on the sleeveless garment and the type of bra, the bra straps may be exposed.  It is difficult to be consistent with dress code violations when the requirements are vague. 

Recommendation
Approve a more restrictive dress code at Merritt Island High

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/16/2010

Authority for Action
Board Policy 5511

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Gary Shiffrin, Principal, Merritt Island High, 454-1000

Dr. Ronald R. Bobay, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826




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