Baldwin County has decided to loosen the dress code it imposes on its students. High schoolers will now be allowed to wear blue jeans and open toe shoes. Baldwin County’s previous uniform policy required students to wear khaki or navy blue pants or shorts. Shoes had to be closed toe. The decision came on a 6-1 vote.
School dress codes are often controversial, especially when uniforms are involved. This is not entirely surprising considering how big fashion is in this country. Children are delving into the fashion world at a younger and younger age.
The school board also decided to allow high school students to keep their cell phones on them at all times. The board was unanimous on this vote.
The cell phone change was inevitable. Virtually everyone has one, and it is not uncommon to see even elementary school children with them. Schools were fighting a losing battle by trying to prevent high school students from carrying them. The more obvious policy is to just prevent students from taking them out or using them in class.