Southeast : MANDATORY UNIFORMS
President Clinton cheered school uniforms in his State of the Union address and Pico Rivera listened. Its school district has named a committee to study mandatory uniforms for the district’s 8,200 elementary and middle-school students.
Last year Pico Rivera instituted a voluntary uniform policy at four elementary schools. Participation varied from about 80% of students at Valencia to 25% at Rio Vista. But Rio Vista Principal Jerry Nerio said that a year-end review showed that no uniforming-wearing student was found to have behavior or attendance problems.