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Leander ISD clarifies dress code enforcement for at-home learning

According to the current LISD dress code, pajamas and house slippers are prohibited. The district said it will present a new dress code to its board on Aug. 20.

LEANDER, Texas — Many work-home-from professionals will tell you: Dressing for work just as you would in the office can help you boost your productivity.

The same mantra seems to be taken seriously by school districts across the nation as they prepare to kick off the school year with a few more weeks of online learning due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"We will follow the same dress code as in-person learning," a spokesperson for Leander ISD told KVUE on Friday. "Our new dress code is still in development and will be presented to the board on Aug. 20 for approval." 

Leander ISD's current dress code is posted online and strictly states that pajamas, sleepwear or house slippers of any kind are prohibited.

On Sunday, Leander ISD clarified its statement, saying it wants families to know that "much grace will be given" as the school year starts. "The most important thing is that our students are engaged and looking forward to learning. We strive to always provide our students with clear guidance in dressing for school in a way that is appropriate, comfortable and allows them to learn."

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Leander ISD will begin the school year Aug. 13 through Sept. 7 with all students using online learning. After that, parents and guardians will have the option to choose if their children continue on campus or at home. The deadline to choose is Friday night.

KVUE has reached out to other area school districts regarding their online learning dress code policies. This story will be updated as responses are received.