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What not to wear: the teacher edition

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February

Florida school districts spend a lot of time setting student dress codes, with a handful lately moving to districtwide uniforms.

In Volusia County, the School Board took a slightly different approach. It relaxed the rules — most recently deciding to let students wear hats and sunglasses while outdoors — and have been generally pleased with the results of fewer disciplinary issues over clothing.

But there are still some concerns. And board members are saying that perhaps teachers hold the key, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

"We want our teachers to model behavior for our students. Many of them are not," board member Judy Conte said at a recent meeting, citing the short skirt she saw on a kindergarten teacher recently.

There it is: Teacher dress codes. We've seen one proposed and shot down in Pasco. Should other districts restrict teacher clothing as a matter of policy? Is such a move necessary? Or should they just stick to students?

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:30am]

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