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Changes coming for uniform policy proposal

Posted Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 11:58 AM

I've requested and I am waiting for Cape public schools to send me documents containing changes to the proposed dress code policy that committee members determined last night.

Principal of Cape Girardeau Central Junior High and committee chair Carla Fee said this morning there are "four or five" changes.

During two public forums, numerous parents, grandparents and community members and some district staff criticized the proposed policy for being too strict. Committee members have said the proposal is a starting point for changing dress code policies that don't work and are inconsistent between buildings.

Tonight the committee will present the changes to the school board and participate in a Q&A session over the policy. The work session is open to the public, but public comment will not be allowed. Allotted time for the session is four hours. I'll be posting updates on Twitter throughout the meeting. Follow me https://twitter.com/#!/ErinERagan.

Or perhaps I'll see you at the session. It begins at 5 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the district's central offices at 301 N. Clark Ave.

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Erin Ragan began writing for the Southeast Missourian in 2009, freelancing in news, arts and entertainment and special publications. Her staff reporting beats since 2011 have included K-12 and higher education and government and political news. Ragan took on the business beat in fall 2014, where she covers area business news and contributes to Business Today, a monthly special publication.