WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Approximately 50 teachers and parents filled the auditorium at McGuffey Elementary School in Warren Tuesday night, where one of the main topics was the district’s dress code.
“In our student’s guide to positive behavior, our current student dress section has not been updated in almost 10 years,” Warren Schools Superintendent Steve Chiaro said.
The new dress code would give city students two options: Dress for success or dress for school spirit.
“In doing so, we also thought it would be beneficial to try to continue to raise expectations in the Warren City Schools,” Chiaro said.
Surveys also were given out for opinions on what should be done. Kisha Jackson said she is looking forward to the new plan.
“It is all about preparing our children to grow up, prepare for the future and to go out into the world,” Jackson said.
Ohio Revised Code requires a six-month notice to parents before any major changes are made. Therefore, the new dress code won’t be effective immediately and will be implemented in the 2015-16 school year.
The Board of Education will pass a more specific dress code once state testing is completed and the results of parent surveys are known.