DeLand, FL-After months of discussion, the Volusia County School Board Tuesday voted for a student uniform policy for all students. The vote was 4-1. The only “no” vote came from board member Linda Cuthbert who urged the board to wait and do more study on the issue.
“I don’t think this is going to work well, I think this policy is shoving a way of dress down people’s throats,” said Cuthbert. She also told the board she didn’t think the policy had majority support from residents.
The policy will require students next year to wear collared polo or button-down shirts in specific colors. It includes lots of options on bottoms and includes blue jeans.
The board also ok’ed easing the “Pass to Play” athletics policy. That will be advertised and come back before the board for a final vote. Speakers pointed out that the current policy here has tougher standards than the statewide policy. The vote for the change was unanimous.
Once the new standard is adopted, student-athletes who maintain a 2.0 GPA can play even if they fail a core class.
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