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Dress is fine. Ditch the piercings.



A committee brought together to consider whether Pasco County's teachers dress appropriately says they do. After six months of research and three meetings, the committee recommended today that the district doesn't need to boost the dress code for employees, as superintendent Heather Fiorentino suggested last summer. It was another thing all together when it comes to piercings, though. Teachers need to be role models, committee members said, and visible piercings - including tongue studs - don't always set a good example. So the committee is proposing restrictions on piercings (except for earrings) and maybe even tattoos. Its suggestions will go to the School Board on Tuesday.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]


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