English: City of Allentown from east side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Editor’s note: Allentown is the fourth largest school system in the state with nearly 18,000 students.
All Allentown students will be required to wear uniforms next school year under a plan the school board Education Committee approved Thursday.
The committee voted 8-1 for uniforms after hearing a presentation from Superintendent Russ Mayo, staff and students. The board will formalize the committee’s decision at its Jan. 24 meeting.
The colors and styles of the shirts, pants, belts and shoes have not been decided for students. Nor has the administration worked out the consequences for students who do not adhere to the uniform.
Those rules will be presented to the committee on Feb. 14 with a board vote to follow later that month.
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Allentown charter school students wear them. So do Catholic school students. Now, Allentown School District students could one day wear them too.
The school board’s Education Committee on Thursday again scratched the itchy subject of requiring student uniforms. But unlike uniform debates that have taken place in the last decade or so, this one seems more real as anger and frustration boils over scantily clad students who ignore the district’s unenforceable dress code to either act sexy, defiant or think their particular style is just fine.
A growing number of school directors, administrators, students and teachers voiced strong support for establishing a mandatory, homogeneous clothing style for schools, beginning in September 2013 for elementary schools, 2014 for middle-schoolers and 2015 for Allen and Dieruff high schools.
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