No Changes to Dress Code in Merged School System

No Changes to Dress Code in Merged School System

The buzz continues over the Unified School Board's decision regarding school uniforms.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The buzz continues over the Unified School Board's decision regarding school uniforms.

"The other schools, like the county schools, wear out of uniform and the Memphis City schools, we have to and I just hate it. It's not fair," said Cheridan Kennon, who attends Snowden Middle school.

The status quo remains for students across Shelby County. Tuesday night, the Unified School Board voted to keep existing uniform policies for the new school system. That decision comes with a sigh of relief from suburban parents.

"Personally I don't like the ideas of uniforms. I think in the end it will cost me more money because I'll have to buy clothes for church and weekends and uniforms," said suburban parent Robin Bratton.

"I just don't think they look good," said Zach Bratton, who attends Lakeland Elementary.

After a year, any school can petition the district to change their dress code policy. Schools will be bound to those changes for the following four years.

Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy says he believes the school board made the right decision for now.

"I think I'd like to eventually move to a system where each school gets to decide for itself what the policy is," he said. "I think that would probably be better, but for now the idea of holding the status quo in place until we figure out how the merger is going to work probably is a sensible idea."

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