Dear Parents / Guardians,
As you know, our school community recently conducted a school uniform vote between February 6, 2015 and February 20, 2015. The ballots have now been tallied, and the results of our community vote are as follows:
YES: 257 Ballots returned
NO: 253 Ballots returned
Spoiled: 6 Ballots
As per Policy 11-41- A simple majority vote (50% +1) is required for a community to adopt a school uniform.
In light of the outcome, the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Elementary School community will adopt a school uniform dress code, effective September, 2015, for all grades from JK through Grade 7.
In accordance with Policy II-41, the decision of our community will remain in effect for the next three (3) years, at which time a School Uniform Dress Code Committee will be established to undertake a review.
Information related to clothing choices and purchasing options will be shared over the next few weeks.
We understand that this was an issue that elicited a variety of opinions and perspectives, and we are thankful that so many of you took the time to participate in the process. We appreciate your cooperation as our school community moves forward with the implementation of a school uniform in September.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Karen Dobbie Gino Giacalone
Principal Vice Principal