Students at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy will be required to wear uniforms beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
Under the policy, students will wear a short-sleeved or long-sleeved black, white, or school-colored knit polo shirt without logos with plain khaki shorts or trousers when school is in session. The policy does provide exceptions for students enrolled in Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) classes, exceptions on designated dress-up or jersey days for student-athletes, and exceptions on days selected by building administrators to build school spirit such as Homecoming Week.
"Under this policy, we are creating an environment that will be more conducive to learning and remove many of the distractions that can interfere with that learning process," said Mr. Daniel J. Adams, president of the Board of Education. "We are confident that students wearing uniforms will help produce a better environment for learning and teaching."
The policy, which was recently approved by the District 209 Board of Education, was developed by a committee of administrators, faculty, staff members, and students from Proviso East, Proviso West, and PMSA which has met since the beginning of the current school year. The committee also had solicited input from students, parents, faculty, staff members, and other members of the community.
In the coming weeks, parents and students will learn more about the new uniform requirements, including suggestions on where they can purchase the new uniforms. For more information about the uniform requirements, including the policy itself, please visit us online at www.pths209.org
Please click on an image below to view the full-page flyer.