No Changes to MPS Dress Code

Meridian Public School District says there will be no changes to the Uniform Dress Code policy for the 2010-2011 school year.

The district provided a copy of its dress code which appears below.

District Colors
Tops: Royal “Wildcat” Blue and/or White
Bottoms: Khaki/Tan, Navy Blue and/or Black

School colors:
Red-Crestwood, Poplar Springs, West Hills
Maroon-Harris, Magnolia, Northwest
Hunter Green-Oakland Heights
Kelly Green-Parkview
Royal Blue-Carver, Meridian High

Tops
Polo style shirt – 2 or 3 buttons only
Short or long sleeved
If a t-shirt is worn under the polo shirt, it must be white, royal blue, or a school color
Must be tucked in at all times for all students
Only school logos are allowed/no name brand logos

Bottoms
Pleated or flat front (Trouser style)
No designs/decorations/logos/tags (Ex. Dickies labels must be removed)
Shorts, skirts, skorts, and capris – minimum length is 4 inches above the knee and pleated or flat front only
Jumpers will be worn by PreK-5th Grade students only (black, navy blue, or khaki) with polo shirts worn underneath
No cargo, corduroy, or denim
Sagging and oversized clothing is not allowed

Jackets/Coats
Must be waist length
Heavy coats can be any color, but are not worn in the classroom all day
Lightweight jackets/hooded pullovers/buttoned sweaters must be in uniform colors and may be worn in the classroom all day
Only school logo is allowed on front/plain on the back
No trench coats or non-hooded sweatshirts can be worn

Belts
Black or brown with standard buckle
Must be worn if bottoms have belt loops

Shoes
Required at all times and must be worn as designed
Must be tied or Velcro
No shower shoes, rubber shoes, house-shoes, stilettos, or snow-boots will be allowed
No loud or fluorescent colors for socks/shoes
Should be appropriate for safe participation in all school activities

Nothing in this policy shall be constituted to preempt the authority of the principal to act contrary to statements contained herein in specific cases when, in his/her opinion, a student is attempting to use this policy to disrupt the educational process or the safe and orderly climate of the school.


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  • by John Location: MPSD on Sep 28, 2010 at 10:12 AM
    I agree with Lilly - There is a serious lack of leadership and responsible stewardship in the MPSD. Public school dress codes should be simple and moderate to allow comfort and personal expression. School staff should focus on communication, academics and providing student opportunities and empowerment - not being hypercritical of student attire. I am promoting a unified school approach for the State of Idaho which will include legislation for the elimination of City / County based elected school boards that do little more than "spin" policies and develop inconsistent academic programs throughout the State. The MPSD, especially the Eagle Middle and High schools, are a clear example of what is wrong with public education and why it is absolutely necessary to reform Idaho's K-12 school programs and administration.
  • by Lilly Location: MPSD on Apr 4, 2010 at 05:58 PM
    My children always follow the dress code, but what MPSD needs to focus on, is academics! Who really cares what the kids wear? Seriously, this should be low on their list of priorities!
  • by Consistent enforcement of dress code needed! Location: Merdian on Apr 2, 2010 at 06:41 AM
    As a parent, I though the idea of a uniform was a great idea. My children who always followed the dress code before uniforms were brought in said the problems exist in lack of consistency in following the policy. Teachers and administrators that do not consistently enforce the dress code cause problems for those who try to enforce it. Students get mad at the teachers who are doing their job. UNIFORM means everyone is dressed alike. TOO many are trying to find ways to personalize it with inappropriate belts, scarfs, jewelry, wrong colored t-shirts, inappropriate shoes, boots and coats. These should have been corrected when the committee revisited the discipline policy in the summer and these corrections should have been made. However, it has gotten worse. Students wear hoods in classrooms and large coats so they can have their cell phones and text or play games, while the teacher is not looking. Perhaps the new administration can enforce this for the safety of everyone.
  • by Fashion Police Location: Meridian on Mar 30, 2010 at 06:30 PM
    What dress code?
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