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Waterloo High Schools all implementing new dress code

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Waterloo Community Schools spokesperson Sharon Miller is confirming students at all three high schools will be required to follow the new "standardized dress code" policy beginning this fall.

East, West, and Expo High School principals opted to implement the policy a year early.  Kingsley's principal has decided against requiring kids to follow the policy in 2010-2011.  Miller said these are the only principals she aware of who have made a decision.

The Board of Education approved the new policy at their meeting on Monday, May 24th.  It requires all students to wear black, navy, or khaki slacks and solid color collared shirts.  There are a few other "approved" items, like skirts, jumpers, and knee-length shorts. 

The policy will go into effect district-wide in the 2011-2012 school year.  However, principals have the option to implement it in 2010 at their discretion.  The superintendent has asked all buildings to make a decision before the last day of school.

For a full description of the new dress code, click here.

Online Reporter Colleen O'Shaughnessy

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