NORTH ZULCH — The Student Advisory Council, after working over the summer to update the school dress code, presented the new rules at Thursday’s school board meeting.
Amanda May and Mackensi Green represented the student body at the meeting, and stood in front of the board members to explain the new expectations and guidelines for the student hand book.
The updates include allowing nose piercings, but the student must wear a clear stud and no nose rings while at school. Also, septum piercings will not be tolerated. Student adviser Amanda May said the reasoning behind this rule was, “We’re not bulls.”
Groomed and maintained facial hair will now be permitted on campus. Students may not wear hats in the building during school hours, but after hours is acceptable. Knives will no longer be tolerated on NZISD property.
The updates to the dress code will help to limit unnecessary distractions in the class room, she said. The student handbook will containe a complete list of procedures and rules.
The board also took a moment to recognize two of their students, Sonora and Sierra Schueneman, and awarded them both with certificates of achievement.
Sonora Schueneman is the National High School Rodeo Association Goat Tying Champion, and Sierra Schueneman is a National Junior High School Rodeo Association ribbon roping qualifier.
Maintenance Director Harold Sapp made the board aware of a problem he noticed. The beams in the high school are collecting water and causing small puddles to build on the floor.
There are none of the usual signs of a leak in the roof, and the water is appearing without the presence of rain. condensation is believed to be the culprit, but Sapp is working on a solution.
Another issue reported with regards to the facilities is the water fountain at the track was vandalized this summer. The school is investigating the issue.
North Zulch purchased a new bus with all the bells and whistles. The new bus is equipped with the latest safety equipment, and will provide a safe ride for the students.
The tech report revealed that 36 Chromebooks were damaged and had to be retired.
Another 50 faculty and staff laptops had to be decommissioned. The technology manager, Jack Dacus, explained, “The technology of the laptops is dated and cannot run the new operating system.”
The new school year begins on Aug. 28.