Camp Lejeune, NC | April 18, 2014
Students aboard local bases will soon be required to conform to a revised dress code, released on Thursday.
After being discussed among parents, students and faculty for months, the formally approved dress code serves to promote a safe, positive learning environment and to establish reasonable standards of health and decency in all schools, according to the policy.
"I'm a little disappointed that we didn't go to a uniform," said Jennifer McCarthy, a mother of three school-age children who attend Camp Lejeune schools. "I really wish we could have gone to something like polo shirts and khaki pants. I understand why we are doing it this way, but I think it could have been done better. It would have been much easier to buy uniforms than to find clothing that fits their criteria."