School uniform policy takes effect next fall in city schools

By: Rayne McKenzie
By: Rayne McKenzie

Dothan city schools students can expect to see major change whey they head back to the classroom next school year.

Most students are already planning what they are going to do during summer break, however, when they head to the stores for school shopping, they will have a new task to tackle, new school uniforms.

Teresa Wall with Dothan City Schools said, “Research shows students who wear uniforms perform better and feel better and after the new wears off students will like it."

The school uniform policy was passed with students' interests at the forefront of discussion. One major benefit to parents however is a possible price cut.

"Parents will spend roughly the same amount but moms and dads who are smart shoppers can buy clothes for a lot less than regular school clothes,” said Wall.

Some stores are running specials like choose 5 bottoms and 5 tops for just under 100-dollars. When you're shopping however you do have to focus on the details to make sure your child is in approved clothing.

"Any shirt with a logo has to be able to fit under a quarter, like this one here would not work because it's bigger than a quarter," Wall says.

School uniforms call for a belt, enclosed shoes and optional non-distracting jewelry.

Many retail stores in the Dothan area have already been through a training session to help students and parents pick out an appropriate uniform.

For more information on the uniform police and for trips on how to help your child adapt to the change you can log onto

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