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Britt David Magnet Academy gets more "uniform" look

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Many students heading back to school ditched their old clothes for a more "uniform" look. News Leader Nine found out how one school reacted to the new school year in their new clothes.

The halls of Britt David Magnet Academy are a little mono-chromatic this school year since school uniforms have been put in place.

Principal Ronie Collins said, "We did a team thing this morning over the intercom during announcements saying they are all dressed the same because they're a team and about pride. But I can already see that sense of pride in them."

The idea for school-wide uniforms actually started before the end of last year.

"We did a written survey and we got back overwhelmingly in favor of going to uniform. Then we did an actual vote and then we took it to the school board and had it approved," Collins told News Leader Nine.

The simplicity of the clothing makes shopping easier, "Parents seem to be very thrilled with it. It's very easy: khaki pants, white top, red top or black top." And keeps money in parents' pockets, "It's very inexpensive compared to the elaborate outfits they were buying," added Collins.

Principal Collins says it's a new policy the school plans to carry out for years to come, "They looked considerably different as they arrived the first day than they have in all the years past."

Britt David isn't the only school changing up the student dress code. Reese Road Elementary starts their mandatory school uniforms on September 1st, giving parents a chance to buy the necessary clothes.

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