It is the policy of the Board of School Committee of the City of Manchester School District to support the requirement of mandatory school uniforms at school sites where administrators, teachers, and a majority of parents wish to implement a more unifying dress code.  The purpose of the uniform requirement shall be to enhance the learning environment, to curtail peer pressure, to increase school safety by reducing disciplinary incidents, and to bridge economic differences.


Uniforms must be only of specific color and type of clothing and may not be that of an established uniform available through a single vendor. Administrators at each school site must provide exemptions or accommodations for religious or extraordinary circumstance.





First Reading Coordination: 06/12/00

Second Reading and Adoption BOSC: 07/06/00