Camp Lejeune, NC | March 12, 2014
Big changes may be coming to base schools in the next school year.
The Camp Lejeune School Board will host a town hall Thursday at Camp Lejeune High School starting at 6 p.m. where the possibility of changes to dress code requirements will be discussed. The dress code, if changed, could result in a later mandate by the board on uniforms.
The decision to address the dress code was made Oct. 9 by Dr. Aldridge Boone, the Camp Lejeune Schools’ superintendent, when he announced that a dress code committee consisting of parents, students, teachers and staff would be formed. Earlier this year, Boone said the committee’s work found that approximately 72 percent of the 600 people surveyed are in favor of school uniforms. But no final decision has been made.
Boone said the dress code is still a work in progress.
“The committee’s recommendations are still a work in progress and feedback from the school community is an integral part of this process and of our decision-making in an effort to continue to serve our students in good stead,” he said.
Marine Sgt. Victor Medina, 27, likes the idea of school uniforms
“For a dress code to be enforced would be a benefit to the students because it would allow them to focus on how their grades look versus how their shirt or shoes look,” said the father of a first grader who attends a DoD school. “Service members and their partner or spouse are held to a standard when it comes to the dress code so I feel as though it is appropriate that a student be held accountable as well.”