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FORNEY, Texas — The Forney Independent School District has announced several key changes to the student dress code beginning with the 2015-16 school year.

Most notably, the required shirt colors have expanded to allow any color polo so long as the shirt is one single color. Shirts can also be worn untucked.

Black has been added to the allowable colors for slacks, shorts, skirts, and skorts where khaki and navy blue were the only allowable colors.

Any color socks, hoses, and tights are also allowed so long as they are one single, solid color.

“The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards,” states the district’s website. “The use of school uniforms is established to improve student self-esteem, reduce ethnic and racial tensions, bridge socio-economic differences among students, and promote positive behavior, thereby enhancing school safety and improving the learning environment.”

The district’s complete six-page dress code guide can be viewed online, here.