Dress codes eyed for Huntsville teachers

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Huntsville City School officials are considering dress codes for the system's teachers and staff.

An advisory committee will meet next month to discuss guidelines for employee dress and make a recommendation to the superintendent.

The panle's co-chairwoman,Shirley Wellington, said the code isn't meant to punish employees but to present a professional appearance for students.

Superintendent Ann Roy Moore said she hopes to present a proposed policy to the school board for a vote in a few months.

The student dress code bans overly baggy, tight, or revealing clothes, including outfits that depict drugs, alcohol or violence.

Huntsville Education Association president Bonnie Edmondson said the policy should not be too restrictive and should basically mirror the student code.

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