Hattiesburg school board considers new plans

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

HATTIESBURG. MS. (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg school board is gearing up for a busy evening Thursday as they consider two proposals, one deals with school bullying and the other is aimed at establishing a uniform dress code at the high school.

Earlier this year, the Mississippi legislature passed a bill mandating state school district's establish anti-bullying policies by December 31st. While the Hattiesburg school district currently has rules in place addressing harassment, they want the policy strengthened in accordance with the new law.

The school board will consider that plan along with a review of a uniform dress code at Hattiesburg High School. Principal Robert Sanders said parents support the change and research has shown it creates a positive learning environment.

"So we feel confident as we eliminate the need to talk about what they have on. Because with a uniform across the board, then we can really get to the heart and soul of teaching and academic enhancement," said Sanders.

The school board meets at 6 PM Thursday to review both proposals.

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