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BrunswickCSA slight majority of Brunswick County parents have voted out the possibility of a districtwide school uniform policy for elementary and middle school students.

But educators disagree.

Results of a recent survey from the school system show that 58 percent of parents who responded are not in favor of their children wearing uniforms. That same percentage of teachers and staff say they would like to see uniforms implemented or continued at all schools.

The current uniform policy only applies to four northern area schools: Belville Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Town Creek Elementary and Leland Middle.

The parent poll found there was little support for continuing the policy at those campuses, with 61 percent–216 respondents–answering that they do not support uniforms at Belville Elementary and 73 percent, or 95 parents, saying the same for Lincoln. Approximately 56 percent of Town Creek parents voted against the policy. Leland Middle had similar results with just over 58 percent.

Of those four schools, only one–Belville Elementary–did not have staff support for keeping uniforms in place.

After reviewing the survey results Tuesday, the Brunswick County Board of Education’s policy committee has recommended a revocation of the uniform policy, according to a release from the district.

The full board will consider the recommendation at its next regular monthly meeting on July 7.
District spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said parents should be aware that even if the uniform policy is revoked, all Brunswick County students must continue to adhere to the school system’s dress code.

Click here to see the complete results of the uniform survey.