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Oklahoma City School Board approves districtwide uniform policy for students

After weeks of public comment, the Oklahoma City School Board voted Monday to implement a districtwide uniform policy for students beginning in the 2013-14 school year.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Modified: March 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm •  Published: March 6, 2013

The vote affects these 17 schools that do not have uniforms:

• Elementary: Bodine, Edgemere, Eugene Field, Green Pastures, Hayes, Hillcrest, Kaiser, Linwood, Pierce, Prairie Queen, Southern Hills, Willow Brook and Wilson.

• High school: Classen School of Advanced Studies, Pathways Middle College, Northwest Classen and Southeast.

In other business

The board received the annual district audit for the fiscal year ending June 30 from Cole & Reed. The district received an unqualified opinion for the 10th year in a row. District revenues were about $455 million, and expenses were about $376 million.

The board unanimously rejected a request for a charter school from Lighthouse of Hope Academy. The school would have served students in the 73114 ZIP code. It was going to be on property owned by Britton Christian Church. The district's attorney Tammy Carter said the planned curriculum was inadequate and inappropriate for a public school.

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