FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Individual schools in Frederick County can require student uniforms under a new rule.
Parents of at least 75 percent of a school's students would have to vote for uniforms under the policy, and they could choose to make them mandatory or voluntary under the policy.
Even in the case of mandatory uniforms, parents who "absolutely disagree" with the policy can get exemptions for their children, David Markoe, assistant superintendent for instruction, said Thursday.
He said the policy is flexible because "our board of education felt that each school community is kind of unique unto itself."