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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 16, 2010

Uniform dispute at Maui high school on hold

Associated Press

PUKALANI, Hawaii Some students at King Kekaulike High School on Maui who call themselves "The Resistance" are declaring victory.

They have campaigned against a proposal to make King Kekaulike the first public high school in Hawaii to require student uniforms. They say requiring uniforms wouldn't resolve student discipline problems.

A school advisory panel has found merit in the uniform policy, but is holding off recommending its adoption for next school year.

School Community Council chairwoman Sadie Mossman says the panel decided to encourage students to "demonstrate responsibility" by adhering to the current school dress code.

Teachers and staff began enforcing the dress code Thursday. They asked students to cover up or sent them to the vice principal's office.

Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com