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03/08/07

High School Students React to Uniforms

Savannah Chatham high school student's wardrobes are about to change!

Uniforms are already required in elementary and middle schools and will be mandatory in high school starting next fall.

Students at Savannah High will only be allowed to dress like this for a couple more months.

Instead of wearing pretty much whatever they want, they'll be in uniform.

Principal Walter Seabrooks likes the idea.

"I think it's gonna bring are kids together and look better looking at the elementary and middle school it really looks wonderful," said Seabrooks.

The uniforms will be similar to middle and elementary schools, such as khaki pants or skirt with a polo shirt. Now the color of polo depends on the school choice. White will be standard throughout the district.

"Students select the color process and will have the input when you allow them to have that input especially with change it comes a lot easier," said Seabrooks.

We know how the district feels about it the uniforms, but how do the students feel about wearing khaki pants or polo shirts everyday to school?

Some students such as Octavius Scott like the idea.

"I think it's good thing anything that helps the school is a good thing," said Scott.

But other students think it would be a good thing to leave it the way it is, letting them wear whatever they want. But according to students like Chancellor Hudson that's not gonna happen.

"The other kids aren't gonna like it but since it's the policy they are gonna have to get used to it," said Hudson.

Hudson is a junior at Savannah high and was on the school district uniform committee, which helped decide what the students will wear.

"It's fair cause they aren't the ones who have to wear the uniforms," said Hudson.

Chancellor says he thinks uniforms will benefit students in the long run.

"I think they will focus more and it's not gonna be a big fashion issue cause everyone is gonna have on the same thing," said Hudson.

The district is hopes Chancellor is right, and his fellow classmates will learn to like the idea too.

Each high school gets to pick the shirt color, and they should finalize those in about a month. We'll let you know what they decide.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley, bkelley@wtoc.com

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