COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 112
June 14, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Guidelines: The Wearing of School Uniforms in Public Schools

 
  The 1995 General Assembly enacted Section 22.1-79.2 of the
  Code of Virginia which indicates that upon approval by the
  Board of the model guidelines, local boards may establish
  requirements, consistent with the Board's guidelines, for
  the students enrolled in any of the schools to wear uniforms
  while in attendance at such school, during the regular
  school day.  The referenced guidelines are enclosed.  A copy
  of this memorandum, as well as a copy of the guidelines,
  will be mailed directly to your board chairperson.
  
  At approximately the same time Virginia's guidelines were
  being completed, the federal government issued similar
  guidelines.  As a means of providing additional assistance,
  we have included a copy for your reference.
  
  If you have questions related to the development of the
  guidelines or a need for additional information, please
  contact Jim Heywood, Director of Elementary and Middle
  School Services at (804) 225-2865.
  
  
  
  
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  Enclosures:  This memo and its enclosures will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.
  
  c: Local Board Chairperson