Friday, April 8, 2016

News On Clovis Unified Dress Code Changes

Courtesy KSEE 24
After months of heated discussion, The Clovis Unified School Board votes to make the district's dress code more gender-neutral.


The board previously voted to keep the dress code as is, but made changes following backlash from the ACLU, who said the code violated education codes. The board voted 6-1 Wednesday in favor of the changes, that make the rules consistent for all students. 


"We are happy that they have taken this step in the right direction," Abre Conner with the ACLU of Northern California said. 


However, some parents at the meeting felt the dress code in place, was adequate.


"I feel it kind of de-values Clovis Unified a little bit," Josh Fulfer said. Fulfer graduated from CUSD, his two children now attend Clovis Unified schools. 


"The reasons why they're changing it, is because of state lawmakers, not local people, here in the community."

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