Proposed LPSS Uniform Changes Are A Safety Measure
Lafayette Parish School System administrator, Joe Craig, said the discussion is underway to change high school uniforms. The item will be introduced at tonight's school board meeting. Students would have one color option for shirts and would all have to wear khaki pants.
If the approved changes go through as they are being suggested right now, the color for shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts at each school would be as follows:
- Acadiana High School's color would be Hunter green
- Carencro High School's color would be Navy
- Comeaux High School's color would be Navy
- Lafayette High School's color would be Black
- Thibodaux STEM Academy's color would be Royal blue
Currently, Lafayette Parish high school students have several options for colors for their bottoms including khaki, navy blue and black.
School principals made the recommendation as a safety measure to prevent students from going to campuses other than their own. Craig, a former principal, said this happens several times every school year. The board should have discussion and debate wrapped up by April. Craig says this would give parents and vendors enough time to prepare for the next school year.