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Oklahoma City Public Schools Adopts Uniform Policy
When school resumes in August, all 74 public schools in Oklahoma City will require students to wear uniforms.
The Oklahoma City Public School District Board of Education approved the plan to adopt a uniform policy by a vote of 5 to 3 on Monday night. Before the board voted, 17 of the district's 74 schools did not require uniforms.
In September of 2012, OKCPS suspended it's dress code regulation while a task force committee worked to develop a revised dress code for the district.
The committee, made up of district administrators, teachers, parents, students, attorneys, and the Oklahoma City Police Department, met regularly to discuss the issue and devise a plan that recommended that the Board of Education adopt a uniform policy at every school.
Anna King, OK PTA President and former OKCPS District PTA President said in a press release “This is a great idea for the students of OKCPS. It shows that the district is united and working as a team, it supports fairness for all district students and continuity. I am hopeful more businesses, civic organizations and churches will support this new policy by providing discounts, uniform donation drives and clothing closets to help the students at the 17 schools transition to uniforms next year.”
Each school will designate the colors and types of shirts which may be worn, but one choice must be white and each school. The schools can also select the colors for pants, slacks, shirts, skorts or dresses but must allow khaki pants; this helps address the district’s high mobility rate among students.
Students who violate the policy may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the district’s Student Code of Conduct. Students enrolling in OKCPS for the first time during the school year shall be granted a 20 day grace period before being required to comply.
You can read the entire policy by clicking here.
Posted: Tuesday, March 5 2013, 12:10 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Search continues in creek for missing Okla. teen
May 25, 2013 22:59 GMT
KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities continue to search for a Kingfisher teenager who disappeared after jumping into Uncle John Creek.
Police say 17-year-old Taylor Faine jumped into the creek Thursday and did not resurface. Kingfisher Fire Chief Randy Poindexter told The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/10s2oB6 ) on Saturday that manmade dams have been built in hopes of finding Faine's body.
Authorities say Faine was swimming with friends in an area where no swimming signs are in place because of dangerous currents in the creek.
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