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LISD allows any school's colors to be worn by students

By Christina Lane
Aug. 18, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Longview ISD students can wear any school colors to any of the new campuses this year, district spokesman Mike King said.

"We know there are so many kids who are going to different schools than they were last year, so we decided to make it so that we accepted any color at any campus this year," King said.

Longview ISD is opening three new and two renovated elementary schools as well as a new Forest Park Middle School this year as part of a $266.9 million bond election approved by voters in May 2008. The district is allowing the dress because of the transition involved in opening the new schools, King said.

Tiffany Lansford's daughter would have attended Johnston-McQueen Elementary School under the old attendance zones, so she bought school supplies and clothes for her daughter to wear to the campus. Lansford said she learned earlier this month her daughter would attend J.L. Everhart Elementary School under the new attendance zones.

Lansford said she was frustrated when she first learned of the zoning change because she'd already bought the necessary school supplies and clothes for Johnston-McQueen. Though she had to buy a few different school supply items for J.L. Everhart, she was pleased to learn the clothes would carry over.

"I'm a nervous wreck sending her out any way; this was the last thing I wanted to worry about," Lansford said.

The district has standardized dress at all of its campuses. Students can wear khaki or navy pants at all schools and each campus has specific shirt colors. All shirts must be polo-type shirts. The district's universal colors of khaki and navy pants and navy and white shirts can be worn at any school.

The 2010-11 campus standardized dress shirt colors are:

■ Bramlette Elementary School: light or baby blue, gold, hunter green, navy and white

■ Everhart Elementary School: hunter green, navy, red, sky blue and maroon

■ Hudson PEP Elementary School: navy, red, royal blue and white

■ Ned E. Williams Elementary School: royal blue, gold, navy and white

■ Johnston-McQueen Elementary School: light blue, navy, red and hunter green

■ South Ward Elementary School: navy, red and royal blue

■ Ware Elementary School: navy, red and white

■ Forest Park Middle School: light blue, gold, hunter green, navy and white

■ Foster Middle School: blue, navy and maroon

■ Judson Middle School: light blue, navy, royal blue and white



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