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Springstead High School's new dress code postponed in Hernando



BROOKSVILLE -- Students at F.W. Springstead High School are breathing easier today, after the Hernando County School Board last night shelved a plan that would have had them all in polo shirts next fall.

Board members said they couldn't justify putting any additional financial burden on families by mandating changes in the district's dress code during an economic slowdown.

While many of the district's schools already have uniforms, the new plan would have mandated collared shirts and slacks or skirts in all elementary and middle schools. That standard would also have been piloted at Springstead in Spring Hill, with an eye toward eventual adoption in all four county high schools.

Tom Marshall, Times Staff Writer


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:18am]


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