School uniforms a possibility for Colonial

By Lauren LiBetti 12:57am, January 15, 2014 - Updated 6:11am, January 15, 2014
Students in the Colonial School District could be wearing uniforms in the not-so-distant future.

The school board listened to a dress code presentation on the possible benefits of uniforms, such as increased attendance and graduation rates.

Board President Ted Laws pointed out another potential plus.

"I think from security standpoint, when you have 400 students, and I'll just throw that number out there, that are dressed alike," Laws said. "If you have an individual that comes into the building that's not suppose to be there and that's not dressed alike, they are going to stand out very quickly."

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The board passed a motion to survey parents on their thoughts of this dress code.

Board Vice President Rich Schiller says the code wouldn't infringe on students' freedom of expression.

"No, no they can wear whatever they want. Anywhere but school. I don't think it's unfair to ask them to dress in a professional manner," Schiller said.

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Laws says they are still in the early stages of discussion.

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