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CF Schools dress code bill up in house committee

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Dee DeQuattro

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A bill calling for a city-wide dress code policy in Central Falls schools will be considered by the House Committee on Health, Education, & Welfare Wednesday.

The bill would implement the dress code in order to curb violence due to dress and gang regalia. With a dress-code the bill notes that students will not associate each other with particular "gangs." It also notes that faculty and staff will be able to spend less time familiarizing themselves with the "subtleties of gang regalia"

The policy would restrict "gang related apparel" while giving students "several options or selections within different categories from which to choose."

It also provides that parents will be given a six month notice before the policy is implemented.

The legislation is sponsored by Representatives Silva and McLaughlin who both represent a portion of Central Falls.

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