Pitt County Schools relaxing dress code policy


GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Pitt County is the latest to dial back its dress code as the school system is relaxing a policy that once had students wearing uniforms.

For the first time in about a decade, Pitt County students will get to wear jeans to school. Until this school year, Pitt County Schools had a uniform policy -- khaki pants and a collared shirt in black, white, navy or green. Though their shirts will still have to be collared, they can wear any color they want and can even wear shorts if they're appropriate. Frustrated parents from nearby counties said they hope the same will follow in their school district. Beaufort County got rid of its dress code policy last school year while Martin County still has a strict dress code in place. "I think it's awesome, because they can express themselves," said Brookes Overton, who is from Martin County. "I mean who wants to wear boring khaki pants every day? Young girls and young guys want to be able to wear what they wanna wear. "As long as it's appropriate, I don't think there's nothing wrong with it."