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Clayton BOE to vote on uniform dress

During its July business meeting next week, the Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to vote on a uniform dress policy for all of the county's high schools, and decide whether to start the process of naming a new school.

According to the published agenda for the session, the meeting is set for Monday at 6:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, located at 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

During a June 29 work session, Assistant Superintendent for High Schools Derrick Manning told county school board members that 65.9 percent of high school parents, who responded to a school uniform and uniform dress survey earlier this year, were in favor of their schools adopting a uniform dress policy.

Also at the meeting, June 29, the school board members agreed to vote Monday on whether the school system could begin soliciting names from members of the community for a name for the 1,300-student kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school that will open next summer in the Lovejoy area.

In addition to those action items, Clayton County school board Chairperson Alieka Anderson said she will read a statement welcoming new school system Superintendent Edmond Heatley to the district.

- Curt Yeomans