Smyrna Schools Embrace Standard Attire
A majority of Smyrna schools now have a uniform policy.
When Argyle Elementary School students head back to class on August 13 they’ll walk through the doors dressed in uniforms.
Earlier this year, Argyle administrators, parents and teachers decided to join the ranks of Smyrna schools that require their students to wear uniforms, or standard school attire as it’s called in the Cobb County School District. Students will be required to wear solid-colored collared shirts in blue, yellow, red, gray, purple or white and navy or khaki pants, shorts, jumpers or skirts.
Robert Babay, Argyle’s principal, said that about 80 percent of parents polled supported standard school attire.
“Really what we’re trying to do is line up with Campbell Middle School,” he said. “They started a standard attire policy last year. So we thought that we would get in line with that. A lot of the things you’re going to see on there really started with Campbell Middle as we get them ready for middle school.”
Smyrna public schools that require standard school attire are Teasley Elementary School, Russell Elementary School, Belmont Hills Elementary School, Norton Park Elementary School, Green Acres Elementary School and Campbell Middle School.
Brown Elementary School, King Springs Elementary School, Nickajack Elementary School, Griffin Middle School and Campbell High School do not have a standard school attire policy. However, according to Griffin’s website, administrators and parents are considering implementing one. Though these school’s don’t have a standard attire policy, student must still comply with the Cobb County School District’s dress code.
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