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Ansonia Board of Ed to discuss revising school uniform policy

September 17, 2018

ANSONIA-A resident’s plea last week got some results.

The city’s Board of Education will consider revisions to its school uniform policy. Initially the policy committee scheduled the meeting to discuss language changes in the uniform code.

Now they are expected to consider the suggestion made by a city resident during their meeting Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Robert C. Zuraw Administration building on 42 Grove Street.

Peter Hustek, a city resident, told the full Board last week he is unaware “of scientific consensus” of any benefits school uniform provide. Additionally he said the expense is an issue for residents and sameness inhibits individuality and creativity.

Any decision made by the committee would have to be approved by the full board.

Currently the dress code requires students to wear khaki, black and blue pants and skirts and a conservatively colored top. Among the articles prohibited are blue jeans, hoodies and sweatshirts, baggy clothing, any clothing that exposes the midriff, cleavage or undergarments, skirts more than three inches above the knee, oversized jewelery or chains, anything that covers the head or face, leggins worn alone and unsafe footware.

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