With tax-free weekend kicking off on Friday, parents will be given the perfect opportunity to do some shopping for a new wardrobe for Macon County students. When school starts on Aug. 9, students at Franklin High School will be closely monitored to ensure they are in compliance with a new set of rules for the school's dress code.
According to Franklin High School Principal Chris Baldwin, the changes will ensure an overall better learning environment for all students. “These changes were necessary for three reasons,” said Baldwin. “First, the faculty, staff, students, and parents of Franklin High School expect our students to have the opportunity to learn in a safe and healthy environment. There is research to support the fact that school dress codes have a positive impact on the learning environment. We also expect our students to exhibit good taste and wholesome behavior befitting of the Franklin community. Finally, student styles of dress are constantly changing and updates to our dress code are necessary on a regular basis.”