At their Tuesday meeting, Putnam County School Board members directed the District's Student Services Director Jim Roach to re-write the dress code to include a provision eliminating the requirement that students wear collared shirts.
It is the only current change to the PCSD dress code. Students still must tuck shirts into their pants.
Roach told board members Tuesday that while serving as a dean at Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School, as much as 80 percent of his day was taken up with issues related to the student dress code the board implemented to start the 2011-2012 school year.
Apart from the time spent by school personnel enforcing facets of the dress code, Roach said many parents say purchasing collared shirts is more costly and difficult than buying T-shirts for their children.
PCSD School Board Chairman Terry Wright said consequences of the board's dress code are an example of good intent not translating into anticipated results.
Shirts, and any other clothing worn by students to school must not display inappropriate symbols including - but not limited to - images of alcohol, drugs or violence.
Principals continue to hold the responsibilty of making limited exceptions to the dress code as individual cases or events at their schools arise.