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hello

Elk City, OK

#1 Jul 18, 2009
is there a way we can vote for another color i have a girl and they have a light pink color at old navy and gap and that would be nice also the light blue is nice
bigman

Elk City, OK

#2 Jul 19, 2009
Are they still going to have this dress code again this year. As for voting I would vote no to some of the colors...They need to offer more colors. The children need to dress neat. Not none of this paints sagging. LOL they had that sagging when I was in school and I am 61 years old. Mexicans mostly done it, was just a fad didn't last long because the schools put a stop to it..
reediculous

Odessa, TX

#3 Jul 19, 2009
i think the uniforms are a joke, but if the school is going to enforce the "uniforms", then they need to be issued by the school itself. it's not like any of the students participating in sports, band, etc. have to pay for their uniforms.

Since: Jun 09

United States

#4 Jul 20, 2009
reediculous wrote:
i think the uniforms are a joke, but if the school is going to enforce the "uniforms", then they need to be issued by the school itself. it's not like any of the students participating in sports, band, etc. have to pay for their uniforms.
This is the smartest statement I have heard about this subject. I also agree if there is going to be a dress code (seems like they're trying to act like a private school) then let them pay for the uniforms. Most people can't afford to clothe their kids in these expensive uniforms. And the handout of free uniforms last year..what a joke!!
Hmmm

United States

#5 Jul 20, 2009
I don't think they will even consider getting rid of uniforms any time soon. Don't be fooled, there are multiple motives for these uniforms. Since students can now only wear certain things, all of the clothing stores in Elk City now sell the approved uniforms. What I'm trying to say is that I wouldn't be suprised if city leaders implemented this policy mainly to help out their friends that run local businesses. It's all about money.
Parent

Caddo, OK

#6 Jul 20, 2009
Hmmm wrote:
I don't think they will even consider getting rid of uniforms any time soon. Don't be fooled, there are multiple motives for these uniforms. Since students can now only wear certain things, all of the clothing stores in Elk City now sell the approved uniforms. What I'm trying to say is that I wouldn't be suprised if city leaders implemented this policy mainly to help out their friends that run local businesses. It's all about money.
They did it to discourage gangs are you not smart enough to see that.
Get a Clue

Elk City, OK

#7 Jul 20, 2009
Hmmm wrote:
I don't think they will even consider getting rid of uniforms any time soon. Don't be fooled, there are multiple motives for these uniforms. Since students can now only wear certain things, all of the clothing stores in Elk City now sell the approved uniforms. What I'm trying to say is that I wouldn't be suprised if city leaders implemented this policy mainly to help out their friends that run local businesses. It's all about money.
The only local business I know of that is individually owned is The Vogue Boutique and believe me, Lori and Matt would make a lot more money selling $150.00 jeans and $50.00 shirts instead of these generic uniforms. All the businesses in town would make more money on school clothes without the uniform policy.

The city leaders had nothing to do with the policy, it was our elected school board members who made the decision for the uniforms. And I think it was a great idea. School is about learning, not about clothes. And the uniforms are cheap and you can get them everywhere. Walmart, Stage, Sharps, Target, Penneys, or the high end places if you so choose. If my kids were still in school I would love it. So much simpler and cheaper. Some people are going to bitch no matter what.
check the money

Canute, OK

#8 Jul 20, 2009
For those who think the uniforms are expensive, what do you dress your kids in when they're not in uniform? My daughter will whine about a pair of jeans and a shirt she "has to have" that could set my pocketbook back $50!(She compares her wardrobe to another friend and I'm not going to keep up with that expense.) I can buy her uniform pants for around $15 and shirts for about $10. And that's at most stores here in town and cheaper at some stores around OKC. And with mix-and-match colors, there's not as many items to buy. Everything goes with everything! I spend more money on the size 13 shoes for my son then on three days of school uniforms. The "expensive" whine can't be used in this arguement.
Another parent

Fort Worth, TX

#9 Jul 20, 2009
Get a Clue wrote:
<quoted text> The only local business I know of that is individually owned is The Vogue Boutique and believe me, Lori and Matt would make a lot more money selling $150.00 jeans and $50.00 shirts instead of these generic uniforms. All the businesses in town would make more money on school clothes without the uniform policy.
The city leaders had nothing to do with the policy, it was our elected school board members who made the decision for the uniforms. And I think it was a great idea. School is about learning, not about clothes. And the uniforms are cheap and you can get them everywhere. Walmart, Stage, Sharps, Target, Penneys, or the high end places if you so choose. If my kids were still in school I would love it. So much simpler and cheaper. Some people are going to bitch no matter what.
I don't really have a problem with the uniform issue other than they are expensive for those of us who rely on hand-me-downs from our older children. My kids always looked really nice and noone ever had a problem with the way they looked before, my younger son could wear clothes his older brother had worn three years prior and noone was any wiser. My daughter could wear her aunt's clothes and again, noone knew they weren't new. Now we have to buy these clothes and won't reap the benefits of hand-me-downs for a couple of years. That does hurt the pocket book for those of us whose families relied on the oilfield for wages.
Get a Clue

Elk City, OK

#10 Jul 20, 2009
Also, check out the two consignment stores in town, garage sales and Meals On Wheels. They are starting to get in used uniforms. If your kids don't mind hand-me-downs they might find something at one of these places. And, they'll be dirt cheap.
Another parent

Fort Worth, TX

#11 Jul 20, 2009
If they had the right sizes it would be great. Don't think I don't look there. Problem is my oldest son wears a 32 inch length and the smallest width I can find is 29, that's even when I look for new clothes, and those are entirely too large. Boys sizes are entirely too short. Shopping in Western Stores in OKC you can find these odd sizes, but not with slacks around here. If he could wear shorts in winter we'd have it made!
i c stupid ppl

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 Jul 20, 2009
Parent wrote:
<quoted text>They did it to discourage gangs are you not smart enough to see that.
if that were truly the case they would enforce the part of the uniform policy that says 'fitted at the waist'. im tired of seeing these boys sagging to their knees but as long as they wear a belt they are allowed!! if my elementary students forget a belt they are threatened w/ saturday school!!
Hmmm

United States

#13 Jul 20, 2009
When you consider gangs, how is a uniform policy going to help? These "gangs" vandalize, smoke, drink, etc. outside of school, so nothing is changing there. It irritates me that the children who wore suitable clothes that fit before this are now being punished along with the kids who wore innappropriate clothes. If the principals would've just taken up the issue with the rule breakers and their parents, everything would've been alright.

Also, with my two children, it's much harder to fit them with uniforms since one is tall and skinny and the other is short and stocky.

And how are uniforms not more expensive? Sure they aren't initially, but my kids went through 3 sets this last year; dress pants and polos wear out quite quickly, and we bought ours from Gap and Old Navy. This just doesn't compare to a t-shirt and a durable pair of jeans that can last 2 years or more.

As with the "notably less disiplinary problems" reported this year by the propaganda-laced Elk City Daily News, they failed to say that the schools implemented after-school dententions, which were used as a major replacement for Saturday school. And wouldn't you know, at the end of this year these new detentions weren't even mentioned in the newspaper, that way they could say that a much smaller number of Saturday schools were given and not technically be lying.
i c stupid ppl

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 Jul 20, 2009
Hmmm wrote:
When you consider gangs, how is a uniform policy going to help? These "gangs" vandalize, smoke, drink, etc. outside of school, so nothing is changing there. It irritates me that the children who wore suitable clothes that fit before this are now being punished along with the kids who wore innappropriate clothes. If the principals would've just taken up the issue with the rule breakers and their parents, everything would've been alright.
Also, with my two children, it's much harder to fit them with uniforms since one is tall and skinny and the other is short and stocky.
And how are uniforms not more expensive? Sure they aren't initially, but my kids went through 3 sets this last year; dress pants and polos wear out quite quickly, and we bought ours from Gap and Old Navy. This just doesn't compare to a t-shirt and a durable pair of jeans that can last 2 years or more.
As with the "notably less disiplinary problems" reported this year by the propaganda-laced Elk City Daily News, they failed to say that the schools implemented after-school dententions, which were used as a major replacement for Saturday school. And wouldn't you know, at the end of this year these new detentions weren't even mentioned in the newspaper, that way they could say that a much smaller number of Saturday schools were given and not technically be lying.
i absolutely agree with all you have said about the uniforms!! and, speaking of punishing the whole student body for the actions of a few-did you see in the paper that the number of absences allowed has been cut from 14 to 10? it specifically said they were targeting a certain group with that policy!!

i didnt realize they implemented the new after school detention policy. i knew about saturday school. those two are probably the reason the out of school suspensions are down, not the uniforms!!

chill

Elk City, OK

#15 Jul 20, 2009
o come on now ppl. It really isnt that big of a deal is it? I actually luv it. No more fighting with my daughters in the morning because they cant decide what to wear is reason enough for me to absolutely love the uniforms policy. And while thr at school they can focus on learning instead of what everyone is wearing...
i c stupid ppl

Oklahoma City, OK

#16 Jul 20, 2009
chill wrote:
o come on now ppl. It really isnt that big of a deal is it? I actually luv it. No more fighting with my daughters in the morning because they cant decide what to wear is reason enough for me to absolutely love the uniforms policy. And while thr at school they can focus on learning instead of what everyone is wearing...
we pick clothes out the night before-and they still take their time deciding even with the simpler clothes. i have never had a problem with my kids focusing on what everyone is wearing instead of learning, tho.
chill

Elk City, OK

#17 Jul 20, 2009
i c stupid ppl wrote:
<quoted text>
we pick clothes out the night before-and they still take their time deciding even with the simpler clothes. i have never had a problem with my kids focusing on what everyone is wearing instead of learning, tho.
Im not saying thats all the kids focus on, but dont u remember high school? Its all about what or who u r wearing. If u dnt wear name brand ur not cool. And everyone wants to fit in. Now, with the uniforms, the less fortunate kids dont have to worry about not having the more expensive clothes. This is also one of the reasons for the uniforms and y brand logos cant b on the clothing...
Sassy

United States

#18 Jul 20, 2009
i c stupid ppl wrote:
<quoted text>
if that were truly the case they would enforce the part of the uniform policy that says 'fitted at the waist'. im tired of seeing these boys sagging to their knees but as long as they wear a belt they are allowed!! if my elementary students forget a belt they are threatened w/ saturday school!!
some schools keep rope and if they don't have a belt they make them use a belt and they do make them pull them up.
i c stupid ppl

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Jul 21, 2009
Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>some schools keep rope and if they don't have a belt they make them use a belt and they do make them pull them up.
have you ever sat in front of the jr high any given morning? i have. i have watched numerous boys walking in sagging-and you can also see them leaving the same way after school. im not sure where you get the rope theory from, i have had to make trips to the schools with belts when we have forgotten-and my kids' clothes fit at the waist as they should.
i c stupid ppl

Oklahoma City, OK

#20 Jul 21, 2009
chill wrote:
<quoted text>
Im not saying thats all the kids focus on, but dont u remember high school? Its all about what or who u r wearing. If u dnt wear name brand ur not cool. And everyone wants to fit in. Now, with the uniforms, the less fortunate kids dont have to worry about not having the more expensive clothes. This is also one of the reasons for the uniforms and y brand logos cant b on the clothing...
i have to disagree that the uniforms changed anything about fitting in. my jh student still knows the difference of who is wearing the generic uniforms and who has the name brand. making them wear the same colors doesnt change that fact. as far as logos-they are still there, just have to be a certain size.

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