A resolution requesting the Metropolitan Board of Public Education to consider a requirement for uniforms for students in the public school system.
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan County Council has previously adopted a request that a dress code be adopted for the public school system; and
WHEREAS, requiring uniforms removes peer pressure among students and lessens the economic burden of parents in the purchasing of designer and brand name clothing and shoes; and
WHEREAS, requiring students to wear uniforms removes the opportunity for certain students to wear “colors” of certain undesirable groups and gangs that promote violence; and
WHEREAS, such a policy should be uniformly enforced in the Metropolitan public school system.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting Director of Schools Dr. Pedro Garcia, administrative staff, and the Metropolitan Board of Public Education to consider the adoption of a requirement for uniforms for students in the public school system.
Section 2. That Dr. Pedro Garcia, administrative staff, and the Metropolitan Board of Public Education are further requested to inform the Metropolitan Council of the feasibility of and/or actions taken in compliance with the request contained in Section 1 hereof, not later than thirty (30) days after the adoption of this Resolution.
Section 3. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to the Dr. Pedro Garcia and to each member of the Metropolitan Board of Public Education.
Section 4. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Eric Crafton, Chris Whitson, Vivian Wilhoite
|Referred to:||Education Committee|
|Introduced:||February 17, 2004|
|Deferred:||February 17, 2004|
|Adopted:||March 16, 2004|
|March 22, 2004|