April 11, 2007
Americus-- Wednesday night, the Americus Sumter County School Board unanimously approved a strict new dress code. Administrators and parents met for weeks to come up with the guidelines. Some students say they don't mind, but others presented board members with a petition signed by students against the policy.
Administrators insist it's a good plan. Americus-Sumter High School Principal Larry Moore said, "I think it will promote a positive self esteem among the students, and put the focus on learning instead of them thinking about dressing and competing with the other students."
The policy permits students to wear only certain colored shirts and pants. The mandatory dress code will apply to students in all Sumter County schools starting next school year.
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