Final dress code decision

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — The school board finally made a decision on the dress code policy.

This has been an ongoing disagreement for years between students, parents, and the board. But Wednesday night, they made the final call on what students can and can’t wear.

It’s not only a question of how this will affect the students, but how it affects parents as well. Many of them aren’t happy about the policy. At the meeting, board members voted to keep the dress code the same way it’s been for years.

The final call: students k-12 won’t be allowed to wear jeans or hoodies. That’s the way it’s going to stay. The board says they want consistency among students, and have them dress for success. But several parents at the meeting didn’t agree with their decision.

Justin Ray says, “Ideally it’s a board of education not a board of fashion in my opinion. There should be a standard of dress in relation to how revealing something may or may not be. But to strip a child of their individuality and their personality that they choose to express themselves in their clothing is unnecessary.”

Some parents say, the khaki pants and collared shirts they’re required to wear aren’t available in many Danville stores. But what they really wanted is freedom for their kids, when it comes to what they wear.

The school board says they’ve put a lot of thought into this and they think this is the best decision for the students. They say the dress code isn’t about disciplining or restricting them.

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