“Study Shows Uniforms do Not Improve Discipline” was a title of an article in the Observer Wednesday. Most of the residents served by Dist.#150 have been concerned that while student enrollment has shrunk drastically, administration has not. This is a prime example of wasted taxpayer dollars. I could have told anyone asking me the same correct answer quoted by Carrie Wahlfeld, who is very active at Northmoor-Edison where uniforms became policy last school year. Mrs. Wahlfeld said “From the parental standpoint, you are always dealing with the have, have-not issue. In our minds, it was more about having a level playing field. I’m truly a proponent of school uniforms district-wide”
As for uniforms improving discipline, probably not, but I do know how to improve discipline and have been saying it in “letters to the editors”, blogs and to school board members.
We have a new year before us and let’s say a “new beginning.”
I could say “good luck” but the answer lies elsewhere.
Some well meaning people at District #150 seem to lack the most common ingredient for success. Common sense.
As for the new advertising campaign to boost the image of #150? Alicia, I supported you for office. Good grief!!