Blue jeans and hoodies are back in fashion in Danville public schools. The Danville school board this week voted to implement a different dress code effect immediately. The dress code is basically the district’s former dress code, as the board ended the
Uniform Standard of Dress that the district enacted in 2014. While jeans are now allowed, they cannot be ripped or torn. And students wearing hoodies must leave their hood down.
The existing policy was killed after a survey of parents and staff members found it was not popular. Nearly 92 percent of DHS parents and 96 percent of DHS students who responded said they wanted the dress code to be less strict. The controversial “uniform standard of dress” policy, required K-12 students to wear polo or dress shirts and khakis or solid-color dress pants, skirts or shorts.
The “new” policy is available on-line at http://www.danville.k12.il.us.