The Cumberland County School Board has approved a policy change for the 2021-2022 school year which ends a requirement in 26 schools that students wear uniforms. Families will still have the option of allowing their children to wear uniforms when they return to school in the fall. Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., gave the Board of Education an update on the district's school uniform requirements. He said the negative, financial impact of COVID-19 presented the need to modify school policy. Connelly said the waiver will provide sufficient time for the district to determine an appropriate path forward at each school. There will be no consequences imp sed upon students for uniform violations; however, student dress code requirements will remain in place. According to Dr. Connelly, the administration will provide another update to the Board in the coming months.
- Written by Jeff Thompson