Mandating school uniforms in grades k 12
But Sublette said a majority of the Orange board does not think uniforms should be required at all campuses, and he doesn't expect a new round of funding would change minds.
Scott Howat, Orange's Tallahassee lobbyist, told legislators last spring that some educators oppose mandatory-uniform rules, fearful they would spend too much time monitoring youngsters' clothes."They want to focus on good teaching and good instruction," Howat said.
Kaythe Cottingham, 5, and Zymere Hillery, 5, right, wear their Midway Elementary School uniform polo shirts Monday, November 23, 2015 as they travel through the lunch line.
All three school districts already allow uniforms at certain schools — if educators and parents at those campuses want them.
One constitutional controversy in public schools today concerns mandatory school uniforms and dress codes.
Proponents contend such measures instill discipline and prevent gang-related violence.
I'm a fervent believer in school uniforms," said Bill Sublette, chairman of the Orange County School Board.
His children attended one of nearly 40 Orange schools, out of 186, that have school uniforms, and he said such policies save families money and eliminate many school-day clothing hassles.
They also question whether restrictive dress codes really make schools safer.