Wednesday, April 1, 2009
THE GURADIAN learned today at a local service club lunch Caldwell School District is making the effort to have uniforms manditory for all elementary school children.
Jennifer Swindel, Public Information Officer for Caldwell School District gave an impressive presentation in all the features, functions, and benifits of having our kids in uniforms. First it will make the schools a safer place with those not in uniform and not belonging in the school get quickly noticed when they are on campus. Next, the cost will be much less than what is spent on other clothing. Shirts are around $5 and pants with double knees priced well below denim and other options. Skorts and skirts were also discussed for the girls. Also peer pressures on kids who can't afford deisgner lable clothing will be removed.
There was even talk of having teachers adopt a dress code for teaching professionals in the district.
THE GUARDIAN can see no down side to this effort and would encourage folks to give it a try. Those in attendance with kids in Vallivue say their costs for school clothing went way down. And the kids seem to like the change as well.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 1:43 PM