News 12 First at Five, August 13, 2007
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Monday was the first day of school and students at Barton Chapel Elementary School were all loaded up and ready to crack open the books.
"Everything has been super fantastic. This has been the best year of my life for the first day of school," said Principal Joretta Akpo-Sanni.
That's music to the ears of Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden.
"Of the schools I went to, it's going well so far," said Bedden.
One of the major changes from last year is the new dress code. No more mandatory uniforms. One rule is flexible--whether students have to tuck their shirt tails in or not. It's up to the principal of each school. But, at Barton Chapel--they're in.
"They did come to school with their shirt tails tucked in," said Akpo-Sanni, "I haven't had to speak to children about having their shirts tucked," said teacher, Ms. Gordon.
Even the older children were following the rules.
Willamena Robinson's children attend Glen Hills High School and she likes having the kids tuck their shirts in.
"I think some of the kids knew their shirts had to be tucked and that's a good thing," said Robinson.
Principal Akpo-Sanni says the new dress code is one more way to prepare children for their future.
"Making sure we have a global vision for our kings and queens as we like to call them at Barton Chapel Elementary."
If you're not sure about your child's school policy on shirt tails contact the principal's office.