GOLIAD – First-year Goliad High School Principal Liz Harris said the only thing different about the 2012-13 dress and grooming code from previous years is that it is being strictly enforced.
“Basically, I’m going with what’s on the written page, because that is what the school board approved,” Harris said Friday. “Some students were concerned with the statements that dais there cannot rips or tears or holes in any area. Students have said they have been able to wear particular things in previous years, but that’s not a comment is unique. Anytime you get a new principal coming in, you’re going to get comments like that.”
Harris said caps, hats and hoods are prohibited for safety reasons.
“They are welcome to wear their hat coming to school, but when they are at school, they need to take it of and put it away,” Harris said. “It’s a safety issue. With a lot of people at school, you may not recognize someone in a cap and administrators want to be conscientious about maintaining student safety.”
Harris said students can wear hoodie jackets, but not the hoods.
“Some of the dressing code is just using common sense and being considerate and some is for safety,” Harris said.
Harris has also fielded concerns from parents and students about the new 30-minute lunch schedule.
“Its five minutes shorter than last year,” Harris said. “Kids are doing a great job of managing themselves and they will adjust to it.”