Who among us will ever forget the high school gym uniforms? When I was in school we had to wear the most awful one piece, snap up blue uniforms. Something like this.
We didn't have names on the back but the look is right.
Nowadays high school PE clothes are usually t-shirts and shorts thankfully but there's always an issue when someone forgets to bring them to school. Back in my day we got demerits for not having a clean uniform on Monday. Demerits affected the grade. I guess this is still the case.
But Collinsville High School has a new system in place to keep students who forget their gym clothes from having to sit out and just stand around the whole class period. They have instituted a rental system whereby students pay 50 cents and get the use of t-shirt and shorts for the day. The money goes into a fund which pays for the laundering as well as other expenses in the physical education department.
Oddly, one school board member voted against allowing this rental plan, claiming it doesn't encourage student responsibility. But I have to say, this is so much better than having a couple of students doing nothing during the class time.
The best part is everyone is involved and active in each class period.