New policies for clothing and cell phones have been implemented by the Grenada School District for the upcoming school year.
|"We have revised a new cell policy to comprise a plan to provide more responsibility for the parents and stiffer, long-range consequences for students," said Superintendent David Daigenault.
Under the policies, the possession and use of cell phones, pagers, and other electronic communication devices on campuses during the school day is strictly prohibited. Violation of the policy will result in consequences according to each offense.
For the first offense, the student must have a conference with the principal and parent or guardian. The parent or guardian takes the electronic device home.
For the second and third offense, the device will be taken from 10 to 30 days. The student faces in-school suspension for 1-3 days.
Further offenses result in the communication device being held for the remainder of the school year. The student will be placed in out-of-school suspension for 3-5 days.
Any student failing to surrender a communication device to the teacher or other district personnel will be subject to an immediate out-of-school suspension, according to Grenada High School Principal Bobby Wade.
Dress Code Along with cell phone usage, the school has devised new policies regarding school attire.
"Dress code issues have been revamped and improved with focus on implementation at the school level," said Daigenault.
The new policy states:
- Inappropriate clothing or improperly worn clothing deemed disruptive to the educational process by school officials will not be permitted.
- Shoes must be worn at all times. Depending on design, shoes must be laced or buckled.
- Shirts must be buttoned and tucked depending how they are made.
- Pants, slacks, and shorts must be pulled up to the waist. "Sagging" pants or shorts will not be permitted.
- Tight or form fitting clothing will not be permitted.
- Shirts, blouses and dresses that expose cleavage are inappropriate and unacceptable.
- Regardless of size, holes and tears in clothing are not allowed.
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