It’s back to school.
In Wicomico County there will be some clothing changes under a pilot project called the Consistent Attire Program at nine schools.
The District is restricting attire to polo shirts, oxfords and turtlenecks for tops and khakis, capris, skorts and jumpers for pants.
These can be bought at a variety of stores ranging from Target and Sears to Old Navy and Walmart.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the program will be carried out at the following schools: Beaver Run, Chipman, Delmar, North Salisbury, Pemberton, Pinehurst, Prince Street, West Salisbury and the Wicomico Early Learning Center.
In addition to the clothing change the price of school lunches will also go up by a dime to $2.20 for elementary
As the school year begins Worcester County has a new superintendent.
Jerry Wilson took over in July from Jon Andes who announced his retirement this year.
But that won’t be the only change.
Meals in the district will go up by 5 cents this year.
Lunch in elementary school will be $2.15, while secondary school students will pay $2.50.
Breakfast will stay the same at $1.30 with milk at 55 cents.
In the Pocomoke City area there will also be some changes in the $2.45 for secondary while breakfast will increase to $1.20.
The price hikes are due to reimbursements by the federal government for the free meals program.
The STEM program has come to Indian River High School this year.
It stands for the Science, Technology. Engineering and Mathematics.
The aim of the program is to get students interested in designing and engineering for post-secondary education and careers in STEM related fields.
Assistant Principal Bennett Murray told the Salisbury Daily Times that the program is designed to meet the needs of the engineering community.
It begins in ninth grade with the first two years of general engineering courses.
By the third year students will be able to select a specialized course of study.
In another part of the school district the John M. Clayton Elementary School will begin a Spanish immersion program for 40 students.
Audrey Carey, supervisor of elementary instruction for the district, told the paper that the program is the result of an initiative from Governor Jack Markell.