Is it time for the Wake County school board to revise its dress code for students and teachers?
It's one of the discussion items on the agenda of today's policy committee meeting. They'll review the dress codes to determine if revisions are needed.
The student dress code dates back to 2002. It focuses on what students should not wear, including sagging pants, excessively short garments and bare midriffs. Principals can add additional restrictions.
The staff dress code also dates back to 2002 but is far less detailed. It says all employees "shall dress in a manner and have an appearance that is appropriate and professional in light of the environment in which they work, the duties of their jobs, and the impressionable youth they serve."
The student and staff codes haven't stopped complaints over the past nine years about what's being worn at school.
Other agenda topics include allowing the school board chair to vote in situations other than breaking ties, an update on the equity and equality policy and a discussion of the practice of exam exemptions.
The meeting is scheduled to run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.