Winfield City Schools plan policy change

Winfield City Schools Superintendent Randy Thomley is re-examining policies with board members.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — The Winfield City School Board is planning on making changes to school policy in regards to the dress code and other areas.
The idea of making changes entered discussion during the school board’s regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10.
School board attorney Todd Atkinson said the board needed to update  the dress code to fit modern society.
“I wanted to go ahead and introduce the board to a subject we’re going to need to address, and that’s the handbook as it relates to dress code issues,” said Atkinson. “We’re going to need to make some modifications and adjustments to our handbook. Whether we agree or disagree—it’s a little old, a little antiquated.”
Atkinson said the board needed to address the issue of gender in the dress code.  
“Given where we are in society today we need to be a little more gender-neutral in some of our definitions and some of our statements about what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. It’s no longer acceptable to say certain things must look masculine, or certain things must look feminine. That’s no longer acceptable, and we’ve got to get away from that.”

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