West DeFuniak Elementary School Keeps Uniforms

Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. - The dress code and uniform debate for a Walton County school has finally come to a vote. The Walton County School Board officially moved to accept the West DeFuniak Elementary School handbook. 

For the last three years, the school has required a uniform for all children. But, during the past few weeks, there has been a lot of interest in the school uniforms at West DeFuniak Elementary. Some parents have voiced their concerns saying they no longer want uniforms, while other have fought to keep them. 

Walton County Superintendent, Russell Hughes told us, more than ten percent of parents were polled to see who wanted to continue the uniform process and what changes needed to be made. 

"We are glad to report that more than 90 percent said they want the uniforms and I know that we heard from those who did not. We received emails, personal contact, meetings. And, what we did, we wanted to hear from the public. it has been great for me to hear the concerns," said Superintendent Russell Hughes, Walton County School District.

With the acceptance of the handbook, the Walton County School Board decided to allow a one year grace period. 

For one year, the students will be allowed to wear the previously approved uniform shirts.

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