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  • Smyrna School Board to consider dress code change at June meeting

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  • The Smyrna School Board will vote on a dress code revision at the June BOE meeting that will further tighten the reins on how students dress at school.
    The school board held the first reading on the proposed change at the May 14 school board meeting held at the Central Administration Building.
    The proposed change, if approved, states tights worn alone are unacceptable and must be covered by a skirt, pants or shorts of an acceptable length. A long shirt worn over the tights would be unacceptable.
    Moreover, the proposed amendment states “versions of clothes such as see-through pants, jeggings (skin tight pants), yoga pants, tights/yoga pants, and “loungewear” such as pajamas, flannel, sleepwear, or slippers are unacceptable.”
    Superintendent Debbie Wicks said on Friday the proposed change was made due to the confusion regarding how leggings are worn. Currently students wear leggings with shirts, which administrators don’t feel is appropriate.
    “It’s more so a concern with the upper levels than at the elementary schools,” Wicks said.
    Assistant Superintendent Patrik Williams said the school board will vote on the measure in the June board meeting. If approved, the dress code change will go into effect in the fall.
    Judy named Sunnyside principal
    The school board approved at the May 14 meeting the hiring of Deb Judy as the new Sunnyside Elementary principal. Judy is currently the assistant principal at John Bassett Moore Intermediate School and Clayton Intermediate School.
    Judy will replace retiring Sunnyside Principal Kathy Castro.
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