Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696
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Update Regarding Dress Code Policy
Update Regarding Dress Code Policy
Posted on 09/17/2019

The following is an update to the recent information shared by the district regarding the dress code policy. After receiving comments and opinions, concerns and support for the dress code policy from students, parents and community members, FMSD Board Chair Kristy Spears instructed the administration to review the current policy and its implementation. Under that directive, the administration has implemented a policy review.

In accordance with district procedures over the next few months, each principal will review the policy with their School Improvement Council, which includes parents, community members and, at the high school level, students. Following the SIC meetings, the principals will meet with their school level principal groups to provide feedback and recommendations to the district administration. The administration will then seek input through a survey from all parents before drafting a new policy to be presented to the board.

Under district policy, any new policy recommendations must have two readings before the school board, which will also allow for additional feedback from the community. This process, along with the survey, will ensure that everyone has an equal voice in the development of this policy. We understand that everyone has a different viewpoint when it comes to the dress code. It is our job to work with everyone and find a solution to best serve the students in our district.