Board of Education Issues New SMOD Policy

At its meeting Tuesday, the Guilford County Board of Education approved changes to the standard mode of dress (SMOD) or school uniform policy.

The changes include having principals at SMOD schools conduct a survey or election of parents every two years, using the method they feel best meets the needs of their parents. A simple majority of parent participants in those surveys or elections would to start or remove SMOD from a school. Choice, magnet or option schools would be exempt from this process.

Principals at SMOD schools are asked to conduct a parent survey by June of this year to determine if their policy can continue or needs to be changed for the 2015-16 school year.

Currently, more than 30 schools in GCS have instituted some form of SMOD.