On July 27, The Volusia County School Board voted to remove the uniform requirement for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
No More Uniforms for Volusia County Schools Students
The policy, which has been in place since 2016, had required students to wear solid colored polos and khaki, navy blue or black shorts, skirts and pants, along with closed-toe shoes. The updated policy was posted, which outlines the accepted and unacceptable attire for all students K-12.
Unacceptable attire guidelines:
- Clothing associated with gangs or promoting the use of tobacco, drugs, alcohol or violence
- clothing associated with the discrimination on the basis of age, color, handicap, national origin, marital status, religion, race or sex
- no flip flops, hats, caps, visors, hoods, bandannas or sunglasses may be worn on a school campus except with administrative permission.
Acceptable attire guidelines:
- upper garments must be long enough to clearly overlap the beltline or stay tucked in during the course of normal movement during the day
- lower garments including jumpers, skirts and shorts must be at least mid thigh or below in length
- the waistband of pants, shorts or skirts must be worn and secure between the hips and the waist
- undergarments and the buttocks must remain entirely covered even while seated
Although the policy has been updated for public schools, private schools and charter schools within Volusia County have a choice to enforce uniforms.