The Bedford School Board at it’s May 9 regular meeting approved revisions to the student code of conduct that included some changes to the student dress code.

According to the file from Bedford County Public Schools, the school board “has created standards for student dress in order to empower learners for future success and foster a safe and dynamic learning environment. BCPS operates in a manner that respects differences based on sex, race, color, national origin, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, ancestry, marital or parental status, and other factors. For these reasons, the School Board and school staff rely on students and parents to exercise good judgment in selecting appropriate clothing that does not disrupt learning or cause a safety concern.”

The dress code policy will prohibit attire that has language or images that are offensive, profane, or vulgar; attire that has language or images that promote illegal conduct, violence, or the use of drugs or alcohol; attire that causes or is reasonably likely to cause a substantial disruption to the learning environment and attire that causes or is reasonably likely to cause a safety concern.

-For more information, see the May 15 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-

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