When the students arrive at Pattengill Middle School in Lansing after Labor Day, they'll be dressed much differently than when they left.
The school has a strict new dress code for the fall, modeled on one Dwight Rich Middle School already uses.
At Pattengill, all students will wear polo shirts in red, white, navy, light blue, and black. On the bottom, students can wear chinos or Dockers in beige, brown, black, or navy blue. Girls can wear knee length skirts or skorts in those same colors.
The administration says it will eliminate the problems they've had with inappropriate clothing in recent years. Pattengill's moving into a new building in January, and they say now is the time to make a change for the better.
"Your focus here at school is learning," says Asst. Principal Michael Boles. "New building, new clothes, it just fits."
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