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Petition Colquitt County Schools to Implement Mandatory Student Uniforms

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Since the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, the staff of Willie J. Williams has called out several students at the start of each day, for violation of the Dress Code in the student handbook. Students are kept until someone is contacted to bring "proper attire" to the student before they are allowed to return to class. I myself, on the first day of school had to turn around and pick up my daughter who was in tears for being called out for wearing a modest, sleeveless top.

Several parents are irate that the clothing being selected is not immodest in dress. It is a general consensus that we agree while having a Dress Code in place for the student body is needed, it is unfair that it is up to individual staff members and their "interpretation" of the Dress Code as to who is called out, and parents notified.

Therefore, it is our desire that the Colquitt County Board of Education implement a county wide mandatory uniform for all student body, starting in the 2018-2019 school year.

A mandatory uniform policy for the student body is positive for several reasons...

1. There is no respecter of persons based on attire.

2. It is more economical for the majority of students' parents/guardians.

3. Solidarity in attire makes for a more unified and constructed learning environment.

4. The staff and student body will no longer be distracted or take away valuable learning time due to misconduct of current dress code.

Our desire by signing this petition is to support and assist the Colquitt County Board of Education and our students to have a more successful learning environment, now, and for future Colquitt County Students in the years to come.

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