Uniform guidelines available

By Gary Brode | gbrode@wcia.com, Erica Quednau | equednau@wcia.com

Published 03/12 2014 01:59PM

Updated 03/13 2014 09:02AM

Update: 10:01 pm
DANVILLE -- Parents got their first look at what their kids can and can't wear to class and not everyone is happy. The new rules won't start until fall. Danville schools wanted to get the conversation started on what those rules should be. WCIA-3's Gary Brode tells us what's on the list.

The dress code will change for all students. Kids will have to wear collared shirts. All denim has been banned from schools. Shorts must be worn three inches above the knee.

Superintendent Mark Denman says, "While it's a stricter dress code, there are still choices involved; choices involving colors. There's not one type of color or one type of pant for everyone."

But some parents were worried about other things.

Patty Walters says, "Ninety percent of them will wear stripes and I don't know what the big deal is. If it's a collared shirt its a collared shirt."

Danville agreed they are allowing striped shirts, but the issues of jeans being banned is another worry.

"We're concerned about jeans being on the dress code because jean manufacturers have mastered all shapes and sizes and jeans that are complimentary to all sizes."

Denman says they chose the dress code partly because of cost. The school board will continue to take input from the community over the next month. The next school board discussion and possible vote would happen on April 9.
Original: 1:59 pm
DANVILLE -- Students will soon find out what they'll wear to school next year. Wednesday night, the school board will unveil new uniform guidelines. It will be on display for 30 days. In January, board members voted for a standard dress code district-wide. It goes into effect in the fall.

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