Continued clothing concerns

By Anthony Antoine | aantoine@wcia.com, Anna Carrera

Published 07/18 2014 03:21PM

Updated 07/23 2014 05:16PM

Update: 4:37 pm, 7/23/14, Wednesday
DANVILLE -- Some parents continue having concerns with uniforms for the upcoming school year. They say it's hard to find clothes which fit the district's new dress code.

Some say they stores don't have enough of them in stock and, if they do, sizes and colors are hard to come by. But, the district says it's working with parents and vendors. The board made the decision to switch to the new dress code in January.

At the end of last school year, they sent parents a list of stores which would carry the uniforms, giving them time to make the adjustment. But, one grandparent says the prices are high and she's not in favor of the dress code.

District employees go to the stores from time to time to check on availability. Most stores say, if you can't find it in the store, you can order it online and pick it up at the store.

The dress code will vary based on grade level and school. Parents will get a letter in the mail next week reminding them of the change. The first day of school is August 18.
Original: 3:21 pm, 7/18/14, Friday
DANVILLE -- With the first day of class about a month away, some parents say they plan to protest the new dress code. The superintendent says the Uniform Standard of Dress will go into effect on August 18.

He says school board members approved the decision in the spring to give parents time to adjust. One parent with uniform experience says it may not be such a bad thing.

Some parents plan to protest outside the district office next month. They say the board should provide clothes if they want students to wear them. The superintendent says schools will have extra clothes, just in case, but it's the parents responsibility to dress kids appropriately.

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