Superintendent warns against getting rid of uniforms in Pascagoula-Gautier School District

No school uniforms, Pascagoula-Gautier School District Superintendent Dr. Wayne Rodolfich cautions the district’s board of trustees against ‘making the inside of school look like the outside of school.’

The district called a special meeting on May 31st where Dr. Rodolfich, who retires June 30th after 17 years as superintendent, said the dress code was put in place to separate people who are supposed to be in the school from those who are not.

He mentions the safety of students and focus to prepare them for college or the work force.

Dr. Rodolfich explains why uniforms are necessary as they are a standard for discipline and expectation while on campus. “I think you should really exercise caution because you’re creating a situation that’s going to be more dangerous for children, not less dangerous. I base that on 29 years of experience as an educator and 23 years in the district where I haven’t lost a kid and I pray to God to get through the last day of school so I can keep that record intact.”

In a 4-0 vote, the district’s uniform policy is dropped for all students in PGSD schools.

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