School uniform policies have many advantages. They contribute to a sense of school and community pride, de-emphasize economic differences, lessen peer-pressure, and have a positive impact on student behavior and academic achievement. The purpose of this policy is to identify what may be worn in school during the regular school day. All students are expected to take pride in their appearance with dress and grooming that contribute to the health and safety of the individual, without disrupting the educational process. The student uniform policy is in effect during each instructional day unless otherwise indicated by a district or school administrator. This policy will also be in effect during academic and professional activities outside the school day when students are representing the school. This uniform policy is not subject to interpretation. It is intended to eliminate questions on what can and cannot be worn. Students will wear a style of dress based upon the following standards:
All tops must be a long sleeve/short sleeve collared shirt with buttons, in solid white, red, black or gray:
Khaki/dress style pants, capris, shorts, skirts, skorts, corduroy, or jumpers in solid black, gray or tan.
The General Assembly of the State of Delaware enacted an enrollment choice program within the public school system of the State for the school year beginning July 1, 1996. It is the goal of the General Assembly to increase access to educational opportunity for all children throughout the State regardless of where they may live.
Any parent of a school age child may apply to enroll that parent's own child in a school or program in a receiving local education agency by submitting a written application, on a standard form provided by the Department of Education, to the Department of Education or to the receiving local education agency and to the district of residence on or after the first Monday in November and on or before the second Wednesday in January for enrollment during the following school year, except that a parent may apply to a receiving local education agency until the first day of the school year for enrollment in a kindergarten program during that school year.
If a parent of a school age child fails to file an application by the deadline established, and good cause exists for the failure to meet the deadline, the receiving local education agency and the district of residence shall accept and consider the application in the same manner as if the deadline had been met.
The parent of a school age child may withdraw the application at any time prior to action on the application by the board of the receiving local education agency by giving written notice to the boards of the receiving local education agency and the district of residence.
A parent enrolling their child in kindergarten may submit the standard application form to the receiving local education agency up until the first day of the school year for enrollment in kindergarten during that school year. Pursuant to Title 14 Delaware Code § 2702(b), a child shall be considered 5 years of age if that child celebrates the child’s fifth birthday on or before August 31 of the respective year.
The Laurel School District requires that all School Choice applications be accompanied by student supplemental information on attendance, discipline and academic record from home school district. All information requested is for the previous and current school year.
Disapproval of Applications may be on the basis of the following:
The following information must be scanned and uploaded with the online application and/or with paper copy submitted to The Laurel District Office.