GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Grand Rapids Public Schools is phasing in a new school dress code for all students, as part of the district's Transformation Plan.
It begins for elementary and K-8 students this fall, then middle schools for the 2014-2015 school year, and high schools/alternative schools for 2015-2016.
It will save parents money on back-to-school clothes; increase the focus on teaching and learning in the classroom; reduce distractions, peer pressure and behavioral issues; strengthen school pride; and improve school safety, according to the GRPS website.
The district will require all students to wear a collared shirt, vest, or sweater, in colors of navy blue; light blue; white; black; red; or orange for southeast side schools. Pants, shorts, dresses and skirts -- in shades of navy blue, black, or khaki/tan -- will also be required.
Check out the clothing options (pdf)
GRPS recommends parents shop at these local Meijer stores for the uniforms --
- 2425 Alpine Ave. NW in Grand Rapids
- 5531 28th St. SE in Grand Rapids
- 1540 28th St. SE in Grand Rapids
- 5500 Clyde Park Ave. SW in Wyoming
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