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Board approves Leland MS uniforms

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LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- Leland Middle School students won't have to worry about what the hottest fashions are for the next school year. Starting in the fall, they will wear uniforms.

In a unanimous vote, the Brunswick County School Board voted in favor of the uniforms. Revisions have to be approved by the school board before they're finalized, but the uniforms will likely be polos of any color and dark bottoms. On occasion, students will be allowed to wear jeans and school spirit.

With Leland Middle jumping on board, every elementary and middle school in the north end of the county will be wearing uniforms.

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Patricia I'm so stupid

Patricia I'm so stupid underwood said jeans would be allowed EVERY day in the vote to parents and students. She's a dictator who needs to stop being a principal. The school board will be notified about this. Students don't lose hope this is NOT the end. I'm organizing a group of students and parents to debate this.

RE: Patricia I'm So Stupid

I think that this blog is a very interesting portrayal of the population of Leland, NC. It is simply school uniforms and it was a decision made by the ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD OFFICIALS NOT Mrs. Underwood. The proposed dress code (that the parents voted on) was presented to the board of education and THEY were the individuals who chose to change the dress code. So before you begin the name calling and finger pointing, make sure you know who it should be directed toward.

WOW!

I think that this blog is a very interesting portrayal of the population of Leland, NC. It is simply school uniforms and it was a decision made by the ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD OFFICIALS NOT Mrs. Underwood. The proposed dress code (that the parents voted on) was presented to the board of education and THEY were the individuals who chose to change the dress code. So before you begin the name calling and finger pointing, make sure you know who it should be directed toward.

Not Underwood

Oh geez, grow up. State your case without resorting to name calling. Makes me realize the apple doesn't fall far from tree in some cases. It was not Underwood who made the call. If you go to bcswan.net and look up the minutes from the meeting (they are public) you will see that what Underwood presented to the board is exactly what parents were polled on and it included jeans. The no jeans rule is the board's vote, not LMS. I don't agree with no jeans any more than you do, but get your facts straight. Did you see the letter that was sent home with students on Monday? It says that LMS is in talks with the school board to modify the decision so there may be hope yet.

SERIOUSLY..... We were told

SERIOUSLY..... We were told Mrs. Underwood was going to allow jeans...

Ms underwood is a stupid

Ms underwood is a stupid dumb a** who LIED to the parents when giving this. She said jeans would be allowed EVERY day. She will be notified and the school board will be notified.

School Uniforms

I can not believe my home county is going the route of socialism. Give me Freedom and Liberty.

Stop & Think for a moment...

This is not about socialsim, its about teaching our kids what is truly important in life. Life is not all about the priciest car or name brand clothing. It teaches them about priorities, something some parents don't even care to know the definition of. For example, I stopped at a gas station and there was this young woman who was wearing ALL Baby Phat,from her arms to her feet, and she was riding around in a rusted car with the side mirrors falling off and a donut tire on the rear.
The uniforms are a GREAT idea, I went to this school when I was that age, the children then concentrated way too much on status quo than thier studies and I'm sure this has not changed, only exacerbated.
Additionally, any parent within their right mind should be relieved, less laundry, less arguing about what 'I'm wearing to school', and more time with family on a family/educational basis.

What?

They what? They concentrated on the status quo (and things have probably never been the same. Hah!). You mean status, as in socioeconomic status, one person in relation to another. Hah, status quo; oh yea, that's rich material.

Uniforms in Leland

I totally agree with you.

I completely agree! The

I completely agree! The school board could be tending to some of their own laundry instead of worrying about what elementary and middle school children are going to wear to school. This is simply a remedy for the school officials to not have to worry about dress code. If the dress code was enforced as it should be, what pro's would the uniforms have? This is to aide to the laziness of the school officials! Uniforms are costly, hard to find, and as a parent of an elementary child forced to wear them at the local PUBLIC elementary school, I have witnessed the true reality that with uniforms and especially only a select 3 color tops, you can truly tell the difference in income brackets just by looking at the students together in uniform. The lower class students are most often the ones with dingy white polos or faded navy blue ones. It's sad but it's true and the uniforms just gives the ones that would tease one to compare themselves to more so than with normal clothing. Come on! We need to stop catering to the laziness of the school officials and fight for our freedom! It's not fair for PUBLIC school children to be forced into what they have to wear while the faculty and staff are allowed to wear clothes that aren't so appealing!

Uniforms

I have children that attend New Hanover County schools that have implemented uniform policies. I must admit that when my children attended middle school and could only wear 3 different color polo's it was a hardship. In the beginning of the year the cheaper non POLO brand shirts, were easy to find and relatively cheap. Towards Decembers when the shirts start getting worn, it was impossible to find any of the colors except for Black. It was a bad experience and I disliked the uniforms by mid year.
This year the local high school implemented a uniform policy.
Thier policy is simple.
Wear collared shirt, any color with no graphics.
You pants or jeans must not be too baggy, too tight, or have holes, tears or graphics of them

It has been wonderful this year. It's easy to find clothing all the time, I didnt have too buy two different wardrobes,and the clothes they wear to school are fine to wear anywhere else.
I have been very happy with the relaxed uniform policy.

Socialism?

You're blaming Socialism for the mandate of middle schoolers to wear uniforms? You seriously have your wires crossed somewhere! The main reason for uniforms is because parents don't seem to take pride or effort in the way their children dress for school. So, you have young men with pants 10 times too big with gangsta markings while showing their stupid underwear and butt cheeks. And you have young ladies dressing like hookers and pole dancers while others exhibit gang related attire sported by the local thug wannabes. All of this is very distracting and takes away from the already suffering education we're trying to give these young kids. They need to LEARN right now, they can join the fashion clubs when they grow up.

You want to do something about Socialism? You can learn what that really is by listening to your President yapp on the news everyday. You can help stop it by voting him and his cronies out in the next election!!!

school uniforms

I think its a great idea for all schools to participate in wearing uniforms to school. It has nothing to do with our freedom your silly.

Now its about surviving economically. It would benefit alot of parents who cant afford to buy school supplies and clothing, shoes etc.

I think that all brunswick county schools should at least try it out this coming year. All of the parents who feel the same way need to start voicing there opinion to the principals and the school board.

Saving Money??

Now its about surviving economically. It would benefit alot of parents who cant afford to buy school supplies and clothing, shoes etc.

The implementation of uniforms will not save my any money. In fact it will cost me more. My child will be an 8th grader next year so we have one year to use uniforms. Typically I buy clothes in the Spring that carry him through summer & into the first few months of school until the weather turns cold enough to wear long pants. Well I had already purchased Spring attire before this mandate was enacted so now I have to go buy new shorts/shirts for the start of school. I shop carefully and get nice clothing for the same price as cheap junk at Wal-Mart. With the restrictive code I will not be as free to shop the sales since I will have a limited color & style pallette to pick from. Plus after 8th grade is over my child will not want to wear the uniforms.

This will cost parents more to start with since they will have to replace existing wardrobes to come into compliance with these rules.

LOL

SOCIALISM? Uniforms are socialistic ? Get a life.

You are right. Just another

You are right. Just another example of government getting more control of our lives. Maybe when kids must have their social security numbers tattooed across their foreheads, people will wake up.

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Great idea 789 ! Then we WILL know who is legal.