Ted Doran lauds Volusia schools’ ‘Yes’ to blue jeans

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Volusia County Schools
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Ted Doran is a respected attorney in Daytona Beach, Florida. Besides representing various state agencies, Ted Doran has held the position of School Board Attorney for Volusia County Schools since 2002. In early 2016, he advised the school board on a policy matter that discussed whether blue jeans should be allowed.

While board members voted 4-1 allowing blue jeans to be worn alongside black denim and several colors of khakis, others had second thoughts about their inclusion on the new acceptable clothes’ list effective next school year. The aim of the dress code was to decrease bullying and boost student performance.

While some criticized the board for procrastinating on an important issue, Mr. Doran said the board’s deliberate handling reflected a shared commitment to fixing a sensitive issue. In particular, the wishes of parents must be weighed with what was good for the school district as a whole.

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