Troy school board approves dress code
By Marianne Eisenbrandt Correspondent April 21, 2013 10:14PM
Updated: May 23, 2013 6:18AM
JOLIET — Students in the Troy School District will have no problem deciding what to wear to school in the future.
The Troy School Board last week approved a new dress code for all students for next school year.
Supt. Don White said the new dress code is a modified version of the current dress code.
Pupiles in preschool through fourth grade must wear shirts and tops with collars, buttons, crew neck, mock turtle neck or turtle necks with sleeves.
Traditional twill, woven or corduroy pants fabrics of any color are preferred. Students may wear jeans, sweatpants or active wear only if they do not have holes and can be held in position at the student’s natural waistline. Skirts, shorts and Capri-style pants are allowed but they must not be shorter than four-inches above the knee.
In general, pupils in grades five through eight must wear solid polo shirts and twill-style navy blue or khaki pants. Dress shirts and ties can be worn at any time.
Traditional twill, woven navy blue or khaki pants, skirts, shorts or capris are required but must not be shorter than four-inches above the knee. Denim jeans and denim type material is not permitted.
The dress code applies to both boys and girls.
The current dress code was approved two years ago. The new dress code has been in development for several months, White said.
Diane Gray, who has a daughter in the Troy School District, said she was concerned over the cost to implement the new dress code. Gray also said students can display their individuality by the clothes they wear.
In other action, the board approved a three-year superintendent’s contract. The new contract contains slight revisions but is generally the same as the current contract. The contract does not include pay increases as salary is considered on an annual basis based on budgetary constraints.
In another matter, the April Troy Tribute was given to the six Troy teachers who have been selected as winners of the 2013 Joliet Chamber Great Teacher Award. White said the teachers that have been awarded this honor are truly deserving of this recognition and were nominated for their efforts in and out of the classroom.
“Their passion for what they do on a daily basis represents our district well,” White said.
The Troy teachers recognized were Diane Coveny and Stephanie Adamowski, Troy Hofer Elementary School; Kandi Williams and Lisa Vitas, Troy Heritage Trail Elementary School; Kelley Minoque, Troy Crossroads Elementary School; and Kelly Pullara, Troy Middle School.