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Prosser schools considering "standardized attire"

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PROSSER,Wash. -- The Prosser School Board is considering some dress code changes regarding what their students can wear to class. For the last two weeks, they've been surveying people in the community though phone calls, Internet and paper surveys in local businesses to see if standardized attire is the way to go.

"We had some parents who came in and made comments for the district to look at it," says Superintendent Dr. Ray Tolcacher.

Tolcacher says the survey results will be shared at Tuesday's school board meeting. If they show that there is an interest in standardized attire, they'll form a committee to do some more research, like what type of clothing should be adopted. "It could be anything and that's why it doesn't say uniforms. It may not be uniforms, it could be a number different possibilities," he says.

Tolcacher also says there are no details yet on cost and which grades it would affect. The phone surveys concentrated on parents of 4,5,6,7th graders.

Students at Prosser High School had differing views. "I think it would be a lot better than what everyone is wearing now, everyone would fit in together, no one would be making fun of people," says Senior Celeste Rodriguez whose mother also supports uniforms.

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Monica Niemeyer has three kids in school and she doesn't like the idea. "They need their own sense of self. They need their own form of individuality."

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