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LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A small group of vocal parents get their way in Lowndes County.

A month after voting to go to school uniforms at all grade levels, the county school board backed down on Friday, giving schools the right to opt out of uniforms if they want to. The change came under pressure from Caledonia parents. The county’s principals and several parent committees have been studying the issue for months as a way to improve school safety and save parents time and money. But some parents have fought the change since it first came up. West Lowndes already has uniforms in grades k through 8 and was about to add the high school. Teachers there say its been successful. Administrators now say Caledonia and New Hope likely will opt out of the uniforms and stick with standard dress codes.


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