Uniforms for students at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary to be discussed

The Muscogee County School Board will discuss at its Monday work session the implementation of a school uniform dress code at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School.

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

According to the board agenda, 87 percent of 53 faculty members surveyed at the school are in favor of the school-wide uniform policy.

Of those 53 faculty members, 91 percent are in favor of faculty wearing school colors one day a week to show uniformity throughout the school.

Of 502 parents surveyed with children in grades K-4, 84 percent are in favor of school uniforms.

If the recommendation is approved, a group of Martin Luther King Jr. stakeholders will be formed to complete the final design of the uniforms.

Michael A. Davis is school principal.

In other business:

The 2015-2016 school calendar may be discussed. No information on the calendar was in the budget.

The board is being asked to approve $667,256.00 to Sports Turf Company for the synthetic turf project at Kinnett Stadium. Sports Turf Company was the low bidder.

The board will hear an update on the partnership between the Muscogee County School District and Columbus State University concerning CSU's Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

The board will receive reports from the Columbus Museum and Chattahoochee Valley Libraries.