The Henderson school board has modified its dress code for the coming school year to help offset some of the impact of COVID-19. The action came in a brief special called meeting held Monday at noon.
“The financial impact of COVID-19 on our families could make it difficult to purchase school clothes for their children this year,” Superintendent Dr. Thurston Lamb told the school board during the meeting. “Especially since classes will be starting a little earlier this year, we want to do everything we can to lighten the burden on parents.”
Lamb presented the board with a list of modifications which provides more flexibility in what students from Kindergarten through 8th grade could wear to school. The changes are similar to items already allowed for high school students. He noted that the changes are specific for the 2020-2021 school year.
The board briefly discussed the modifications which will allow students to wear t-shirts and blue jeans as well as athletic pants and shorts. Drew Butler, who serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said he supported the move because it helps both students and teachers in a time that is already challenging.