Friday, November 19, 2004

r.i.p. school uniforms  

posted by Michael Piwonka 8:36 PM
Today several of parents met with the principal of our school to discuss the next step in an attempt to get a vote on school uniforms.

Well, the issue was quickly squashed on a technicality. Since the survey didn't make the requisite 80% response rate, with 70% in favor, the uniform issue has been put to bed. Those percentages are dictated in the school handbook for acceptance of a uniform policy.

However, to provide feedback to the parents who wrote comments on the survey, the principal will be including summary information in her next letter to the parents of the school.

We're disappointed that the impromptu survey ended up serving as the official referendum on uniforms for the school.

In all honesty, I knew the issue was dead the moment the impromptu survey came out. There was no way the requisite percentage of responses would be reached with uniformed (and surprised) parents receiving a nondescript survey, assuming that the student couriers didn't hijack the process by promptly responding negatively without their parents' knowledge. Very shrewd indeed.

But I'm actually glad we've reached a decision; I was getting tired of the slow pace at which we were progressing.


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