EESAC

Dear EESAC Members,

Please read the briefing below. We will add "Uniform Policy" to the agenda of our next EESAC meeting which will take place on February 13th at 5:15 pm in the Media Center.

Briefing ID #: 13269

ALL PRINCIPALS: School Dress Code Declaration/Voting for Mandatory School Uniforms 2013-2014

Category:

Audience:
All Principals/APs

Due Date:
Mar 07, 2013

Meeting Date:
n/a

Attachment(s):
School_Board_Policy_5511.mht • Link here
School_Dress_Code_Declaration_2013-2014.pdf • Link here




The procedures for the School Dress Code Declaration and Voting for Mandatory School Uniforms are delineated for the 2013-2014 school year.

- At the School Board Meeting of January 16, 2008, current School Board Policy 5511 was amended to eliminate voting on mandatory school uniforms every three years.
- If a school wishes to continue as a mandatory uniform school or as a non-mandatory uniform school, no voting is required. The school's Educational Excellence School Advisory Council (EESAC) should be consulted in this decision.
- If a school wishes to conduct a vote to change its dress code (uniform) policy, from non-mandatory to mandatory, the school's EESAC may determine, as reflected in its minutes, that a vote be taken during the spring of this year , provided that the notification of the intent to vote is submitted by March 7, 2013, to the Region Superintendent and District/School Operations. Voting will then occur on specific, advertised dates, to be effective the following year.
- If a school wishes to conduct a vote to change its dress code (uniform) policy from mandatory to non-mandatory, and has not voted in the past three years, the school's EESAC may determine, as reflected in its minutes, that a vote be taken during the spring of this year, provided the notification of the intent to vote is submitted by March 7, 2013, to the Region Superintendent and District/School Operations. Voting will then occur on specific, advertised dates, to be effective the following school year. New schools shall conduct an initial vote in the spring of their opening year, and thereafter, conduct votes according to the established procedures for all schools.
- ALL schools must complete the attached School Dress Code Declaration by March 7, 2013. This will permit District/School Operations to determine which schools have elected to vote this spring.
- If a school wishes to conduct a vote, procedures for conducting a vote will be forwarded to the school by March 21, 2013.
- Please follow the directions on the attached form.
- ADDITIONAL NOTE: If a mandatory uniform school wishes to make changes to the current school uniform, the school uniform committee or the EESAC must meet by the end of February 2013 to determine what changes might be made to the uniform for the following school year or if the preferred school vendor is to be changed for the following school year. Any changes to the school uniform or to the preferred school vendor must be made by the school uniform committee or the EESAC, not by the principal acting alone. If it is determined that changes should be made, the school should use multiple means of disseminating the information. Vendors serving the school should be notified about the changes as well.

Contact:
Karen D. Cohn ( 305-995-7576 )

Department:
Division of Athletics, Activities and Accreditation