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School uniform policy gaining parents' support

GRANDVIEW - Grandview fifth, sixth and seventh grade students and their parents are being notified that school uniforms may be a requirement for the 2012-13 school year.

During parent/teacher conferences nearly two weeks ago, parents were given the opportunity to pronounce their support or lack thereof through a survey.

The preliminary findings, according to Superintendent Kevin Chase, show that nearly 74 percent of fifth grade parents polled were in support of the policy. Only 12 percent say they are not in favor of the policy, while 13 percent indicated they are still undecided.

Of the sixth and seventh grade students and parents attending conferences, more than 76 percent (284 parents) said they were also in favor of the school uniform policy at Grandview Middle School.

Chase says the school will take the survey effort a step further by conducting a telephone survey asking parents for their opinions on the policy. He also suggested to the school board directors if they indeed see a majority in favor of the policy, to enlist locals in the policy drafting process.

The board plans to further look at the policy at its next regular meeting scheduled for Monday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grandview High School Library.

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