School uniforms up for discussion at board work session

lgierer@ledger-enquirer.comMay 11, 2014 

The Muscogee County School District administration building is at 2960 Macon Road.

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During a work session Monday night, the Muscogee County School Board will discuss a proposal that would have students at South Columbus Elementary School wearing uniforms next school term.

The work session is at 5 p.m. in the Muscogee County Public Education Center on Macon Road.

According to the agenda, a survey taken at the school found 99 percent of the faculty and staff in favor of the move.

A survey of parents found 84 percent in favor of uniforms with 16 percent not liking the idea.

In other business:

• An increase in lunch prices will be discussed. Lunches at elementary schools would increase from $2 to $2.05. Lunches in the secondary schools would go from $2.25 to $2.30.

• The board will discuss the amount of money to be charged for admission to athletic events.

• The board will talk about approving the revision and implementation of the reduction in force procedures for the 2015 fiscal year.

• A status report on all school construction will be given, as well as a report from the Columbus Museum and Chattahoochee Valley Libraries.

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