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Updated: 12/23/2011 06:02:27AM

School board wants baggy pants gone

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School officials in Polk County say they will keep an eye on a new dress code and uniform policy that will be in place starting this fall at Lake Wales High School.

By MARY CANNADY

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The Polk County School board has a message for students when they return to the classroom in August: No more baggy pants.

The board met in a special work session last week, covering mainly topics related to the district’s student code of conduct. The new or updated provisions provoked much discussion, particularly when the topic turned to dress codes and the new “Baggy Pants Law” sponsored by Orlando Democratic Sen. Bill Siplin and signed into law June 2 by Gov. Rick Scott.

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