Dothan City Schools Discussing School Uniforms

By: Ryan Rodig Email
By: Ryan Rodig Email

Superintendent of Dothan City Schools, Dr. Sam Nichols brought up the idea of mandatory school uniforms for discussion at a special school board meeting Monday.

Dothan city schools are discussing the idea of forming a task force to study school uniforms.

"We're not going to do this next school year. We'll put together a task force to study the possibility of doing this I hope to have a recommendation back to the board in November or Decemeber," said Dr. Nichols.

The first item the board will vote on is whether to form the task force to study student uniform policy that vote will take place on July 21st.

Talk about a future policy Monday turned to enforcement of the current dress code.

Troy city schools are the most recent in the area to adapt uniforms.

Chairman of the Dothan City School Board, Steve Stokes favors the change..he says it can go hand in hand with better behavior and academic performance.

"When I was in the military, in the Marine Corps our policy was 'if you look sharp you typically act sharp' and that's what we expect with high standards. I think we should apply that to our school system. We expect them to be sharp, want them to act well perform academically and them to be real asset when they go to the workforce," said Stokes.

The board will vote on forming a task force to study school uniforms at July 21st meeting.

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