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Volusia County School Board Says Yes To Mandatory Uniforms

The Volusia County School Board has voted to move forward with mandatory school uniforms for next school year. Now it’s up to the district to develop specific policies. Board Member Melody Johnson said the board is looking at being a little more lax on at least the shoes for older students.

“We said closed shoes for elementary and middle level because of them doing p.e. and gym but for high school they can wear any shoe but a flip flop,” said Johnson.

The board could take an initial vote in December on specifics such as what types of shirts and bottoms would be accepted at Volusia County schools.

Some students say uniforms would take away their ability to express their individuality. Board members think they would increase security and school pride.

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Crystal Chavez

About Crystal Chavez

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Crystal Chavez comes to WMFE from Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, Texas. She served as the Morning Edition host in the Alamo City for the past three years. Crystal also produced a weekly radio program called Fronteras, providing in-depth reporting on U.S.-Mexico border issues, immigration and changing ... Read Full Bio »