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Buford Schools to finalize dress code

BUFORD - Following months of research and deliberation, members of the Board of Education for Buford City Schools are close to implementing a standardized dress code.

Buford Elementary, Buford Academy, Buford Middle School and Buford High School students must adhere to guidelines laid out by school officials once the plan is implemented.

According to Buford Schools Superintendent Geye Hamby, the new dress code will not replace rules already in force, such as skirt length, but it will enhance established rules.

Implementing the new systemwide dress code will "help teachers in the classroom do their job," according to Board member Phillip Beard.

Board member Bruce Fricks said, "This strikes a good balance between establishing uniformity and allowing freedom of expression."

Once the dress code is finalized, parents will be notified via letters sent home with their children from school.

School policy manual

to be reviewed

The Buford schools policy manual will be reviewed and updated by the Georgia School Board Association, according to a decision made by board members Monday night. There are 41 required policies and 20 recommended by the GSBA. Individual school boards can also include their own policies.

The review and update will bring the existing policy current with the Official Code of Georgia.

Technology to grow

with need

In an effort to keep school abilities and curriculum up to speed with the demands of the business world, Buford city schools is laying the groundwork to meet that challenge.

Students as young as elementary age are now using technology to read and assess their progress. Technology labs in the schools acclimate students to the use of both wired and wireless technology.

Administrators and teachers alike have provided their input to board members, relating how they use technology and how they could potentially use more advanced technology.

Superintendent Hamby and all board members expressed their support of advancing the schools' access to technology in order to better prepare students for the work world.