Barbour County School students will notice a change in the dress code next school year.
The BCS Board approved uniforms for students in all four schools for the 2013 – 2014 school year. Board member Dennis Ryals made the motion to approve school uniforms and board member Louise Gibson seconded the motion. All board members but Jacqueline Davis spoke up to approve the motion.
Kelvin James, Barbour County Intermediate School Principal, was appointed several months ago to study parents, students and teachers’ opinions on uniforms. James stated previously that uniforms will apply to BCS students K – 12 and will probably require students both male and female to wear standard khaki or dark blue trousers with baby blue, merle or white polo shirts.
During last month’s special called meeting, James stated he is a proponent for school uniforms.
“It is a burden for (faculty and staff) to police the dress code on a daily basis,” he stated.
Though Superintendent Jimmie Fryer previously stated he is not for or against uniforms, he did state that a major concern for BCS teachers and administrators is fulfilling the role of “clothes police.”
“It’s cumbersome enforcing the dress code we have in place … it distracts teachers from instruction,” stated Fryer.
Students of the Month included:
» BCPS – Sierra Kelly
» BCIS – Tamyra Williams
» BCJHS – Tyshika Kennedy
» BCHS – Brandon McCray
Hope Laudicina was recognized as the Teacher of the Month and Freddie Rumph was recognized as the Support Personnel of the Month.
Read more on this story in the weekend Tribune.