Thursday, May 27, 2010

ACS Uniform Policy Meetings

Earlier this year the school board for Asheville City Schools assembled a task force to explore the possibility of implementing a uniform or "standardized dress" policy in Asheville City Schools. The task force has had several meetings where they have reviewed articles and data about the effect of uniforms in other school districts and started the conversation about whether uniforms would make a positive change for Asheville City Schools. The task force is now expanding that conversation to include the Asheville community at large. There are to be four community forums where parents, students, teachers and other stakeholders can learn more about the possibility of uniforms or "standardized dress" in Asheville City Schools and voice their opinion on the issue.

Montford Community Center-Thursday, May 27, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
West Asheville Community Center--Friday, May 28, 8 - 9 a.m.
North Asheville Community Center- Tuesday, June 1, 8 - 9 a.m.
Reid Center--Thursday, June 3, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The school board has been very clear in stating that they have not made their minds up about this issue and will take recommendations from the task force as well as the feelings of the Asheville City School community very seriously when making their decision. If you have an opinion on whether uniforms are a good fit with Asheville City Schools, please consider attending one of these community forums, gathering more information and making your voice heard!

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