Student uniform policy for Manatee Schools OK'd

BRADENTON — By a 4-0 vote, the Manatee County Board approved a district-wide uniform policy for students tonight.

The fifth school board member, Jane Pfeilsticker, was absent from Monday night’s meeting.

Under the new rule, principals at individual schools would take the first step by recommending that uniforms become mandatory attire. To move the proposal forward, at least 67 percent of Student Advisory Council committees would have to support the measure.

After that, parents would vote on the change and would need a 51 percent approval rate.

For more, see Tuesday's Bradenton Herald and Lakewood Ranch Herald.