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									                                          The School Board
     POLICY                                 of Lee County                          2.33
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 7   The following procedures shall be followed when establishing or maintaining a uniform
 8   policy for students.
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10   (1)    Schools choosing an optional plan should work with the School Advisory Council
11          and the official parent/guardian advisory group prior to implementation.
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13   (2)    A school may choose to request approval for a required school uniform. Schools
14          choosing to implement required uniforms must follow the “Adoption of School
15          Uniforms” process document and receive implement an optional school uniform
16          without District approval from the Chief Academic Officer. Schools choosing a
17          required plan should work with the School Advisory Council.
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19   (3)    A school should establish a timeline so that the Department of Student Assignment
20          is provided with information regarding the uniform policy no later than November 1
21          of each school year.
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23   (4)    For the “Adoption of School Uniforms” process, a school should write a brief,
24          proposal that includes:
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26          (a)    A rationale stating why the school wants to establish a required uniform
27                 policy (this should include research on the benefits of uniforms - reduce
28                 inappropriate student behavior, build positive climate, cost less for the
29                 parent/guardian, etc.).
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31          (b)    A description of the process used to inform and educate parents/guardian,
32                 staff and students, regarding the required uniform proposed.
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34          (c)    Documentation to show the percentage of parents/ guardians, staff, and
35                 students who favor uniforms -- in order to establish a required uniform policy:
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37                 1.      A school must have 80% of the faculty and staff in favor of required
38                         uniforms.
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40                 2.      A school must have 80% of the membership of its School Advisory
41                         Council in favor of required uniforms.




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42                3.    A school must have 80% of its parent/guardian population respond to
43                      the survey and 80% of the responses must be favorable. The
44                      parent/guardian population should include all but the highest grade in
45                      the school. Written responses should be based on one response per
46                      student in eligible grades.
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48                4.    Students of eligible grades should be surveyed and the results
49                      reported.
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51         (d)    A statement describing how the school shall                 work     with   a
52                parent/guardian/student who cannot afford uniforms.
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54   (5)   Criteria
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56         Schools that are implementing an optional or a required uniform policy must adhere
57         to the following criteria:
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59         (a)    When uniforms are required:
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61                1.    An indigent parent/guardian and his/her child(ren) may be provided
62                      uniforms through some type of assistance program (uniform
63                      exchange, “Clothes Closet” where uniforms may be purchased at a
64                      reduced price, loans with a repayment system, scholarships, purchase
65                      of uniforms by a parent/guardian group or assistance with funds from
66                      the parent group, a business partner provides uniforms for those
67                      unable to purchase them, etc.).
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69                2.    Options for a parent/guardian to purchase uniforms from various
70                      stores must be provided.
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72                3.    Insignias and patches must be approved by the school and may be
73                      optional only.
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75                4.    Strategies will be provided for assisting students during the day who
76                      come to school without the uniform.
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78                5.    During the school year, newly enrolled and/or transfer students must
79                      be given a minimum of 10 school days before enforcement begins.
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81         (b)    When uniforms are either optional or required:
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83                1.    Meetings established to discuss uniforms must be open to all
84                      parents/guardians.




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85               2.    Communication about uniform policies must be in writing from the
86                     principal to the parents/guardians.
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89   STATUTORY AUTHORITY:        1001.42, 1001.43, F.S.
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91   Adopted: 1/6/09




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